'Miracle' newborn baby rescued from South African storm drain

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Police search and rescue teams, assisted by eThekwini Fire Department, Metro Police and paramedics have begun digging a trench into a stormwater drain in Newlands East on Monday to reach a newborn baby that is presumed to have been dumped.

A baby is recovering in hospital after workers spent three hours rescuing it from a storm drain in Durban, South Africa.

The area was dug up and a chisel and hammer were used to break into the drain.

Jamieson said the baby was only a few hours old, as her umbilical cord had still been attached when she was pulled from the drain pipe.

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South African media say the girl is doing well, and is being treated at Durban's Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital.

She was named Sibanisethu (Our Ray of Light) and Gabriella by residents, the statement said. "To be found alive and well, crying and in good spirits, I really do think it's a miracle". "The doctors have given this baby a clean bill of health, and she will be transferred to another hospital", said regional health official Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

A case of attempted murder was opened at Newlands East police station, said KZN police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele.

"They ignored the "cry" until this morning when another resident who was walking pass, heard the crying baby from the drain".

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