Baby girl stable after three hour rescue mission

Elias Hubbard
February 11, 2019

Footage shows rescuers lifting the tiny child to safety after digging down to a pipe and cutting through it near a home at Newlands East, north of Durban, on the country's east coast.

The operation lasted for almost three hours and the little one was pulled out alive and well.

THE newborn baby who was trapped in a storm water drain has been rescued and is a stable condition.

Various emergency services were involved in the awesome rescue.

Rescue workers worked for three hours to save the baby girl, who had been washed five metres down a drain pipe.

He said she was transported to Albert Luthuli Hospital via the AMS Medical Helicopter.

A newborn baby has been rescued from a drain pipe in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Monday morning. She is basically stable enough for transfer to one of the base hospitals where they can sort out the social side.

Paramedics attend to the baby girl after she was rescued.

"This matter will have to be investigated, to find the parents", he added. The community was also very supportive and helpful which was great'.

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