Newborn baby pulled from storm drain after people heard crying

13 February, 2019, 00:45 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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Three hours after first getting the call one of the rescuers shouted up that he had the baby girl and that she was still alive and she was pulled up and out to safety.

"We'd like to congratulate all the rescuers and personnel and paramedics who worked together". We kept praying for her and God answered. Police are investigating how the newborn ended up in the storm drain. "Our miracle baby was taken out of the drain alive, looking healthy and strong", a relieved Cox said. "To see that baby, I had tears in my face", one man said. "It is mercy from above that she is alive".

According to residents, a taxi driver is said to have spotted a young girl sitting on the drain with a pad during the early hours of the morning, prior to the baby being discovered.

KZN EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said: "It's good news for the ending of this rescue today".


The area was cordoned off by police.

The baby, who locals have named Storm after the water drain in which she was found and her tempestuous start to life, will go into the South African care system.

She was quickly treated by paramedics before being flown by helicopter to Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital.

Rescue Care spokesman, Garrith Jamieson said the baby was stuck quite a deep way down the stormwater pipes.

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