Newborn rescued from storm water drain

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Following a nail-biting three-hour rescue mission, Garreth Jamieson of Rescue care confirmed that the little girl was alive and stable. She was quickly rushed to a waiting helicopter.

The newborn was found trapped seven metres deep in the pipe in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services had to dig down to the pipe where the baby was trapped, before cutting the pipe and carefully extracting the baby, said Robert Mckenzie, KZN EMS spokesperson.

Cllr De Boer said she has already received several requests from community members to foster or adopt the baby.

She escaped with only a mild case of hypothermia and "a few minor abrasions", according to local journalist Bernadette Wilks.

Rescue Care Paramedics spokesman, Garrith Jamieson, said he spoke to the trauma doctor at the hospital and reported that the baby girl is doing very well.

'Police will now be trying to investigate the circumstances that led to the baby being in the drain in the first place and will also be trying to trace the mother, ' he said.

"Currently she is in a stable condition and the KZN EMS helicopter is now taking off to get the child to the hospital", said McKenzie.

The baby was stabalised on scene before she was transported to hospital.

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