Doctor hails 'miracle' baby girl in good spirits after drain ordeal

Baby rescued in Durban

The mood in Newlands East is bitter-sweet this afternoon following the miraculous discovery and safe rescuing of a newborn baby girl, who was found in a storm water drain, this morning. We can hear the baby crying.

The team confirmed that a baby girl was stuck and was being washed further down the pipe.

The little girl had been dumped in Newlands East.

Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said emergency services were on the scene in Newlands East on the corner of Barracuda Road and Herring Way. When they finally got to the baby they broke into the pipe and managed to reach in and grab her.

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

Her cries were first noticed by a passer-by.

KZN health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, who went to the hospital to see the newborn, said the baby would be moved to a smaller hospital, then discharged to a place of safety. After she was extricated, she was airlifted to hospital.

Thelma Johnson who lives next door to where rescue workers and paramedics drilled for the baby, said, "Today is my birthday and I feel like this miracle baby is my gift". The community was also very supportive and helpful which was great'.

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