'Miracle' newborn baby rescued from South African storm drain

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

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. "I thought no, it sounds like a kitty cat and I looked further down and saw it was a baby", said Lovedale.

The baby was stabalised on scene before she was transported to hospital. "A helicopter is inbound to transport the baby to a nearby hospital as soon as possible", said Jamieson.

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Various emergency services were involved in the unbelievable rescue.

The baby was found trapped inside the drain and emergency services worked to free the girl.

Rescue Care Paramedics, one of the groups that helped to extricate the infant girl in Durban, says it is unclear why the baby was "dumped" and that police are investigating.

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

Others have also been saying that the mother of the baby should not be judged because no one knows her circumstances.

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