Durban today: Newborn baby stuck in a Drain

The corner of Herring circle and Baracuda Road, Newlands East community of Durban on Monday morning woke to a horror reported by a passbyer who heard the cry of an infant from a stormwater drain.

The team of eThekwini fire Department, ambulance services, Metro police and SAPS Search and Rescue rescues executed a collaborative mission which lasted for almost 3, hours as they dug a trench to safely reach the baby.

Paramedics have confirmed that the newborn is a female and was flown to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. Medics have since confirmed her alive and well.

Monday, 11, February 2019 14:00 [CWSN] Kesia Qulu

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