Toddler rescued alive after 2 freezing nights in cold mountain

Toddler rescued alive after 2 freezing nights in cold mountain

- A 2-year-old girl went missing last week for 2 days

- Rescuers found her in the Bergville mountains

- She was alive and this was deemed a miracle

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Ubuntu has resulted in a "miracle" for a two-year-old toddler who went missing from her home in Bergville, KwaZuluNatal, last week.

Rescuers found the girl in the Bergville mountains on Friday after searching for her for two days, Briefly.co.za learned.

Temperatures in the area have been plummeting to -3° Celsius at night, according to News24. The little girl, whose name has been withheld, only had on a light T-shirt and a pair of pants.

A rescuer carries the two-year-old girl. Source: News24

A rescuer carries the two-year-old girl. Source: News24

Members of the local search and rescue units said the fact that the girl had survived such low temperatures was a miracle. One of them said:

We had been looking for around an hour and we were walking up one of the mountains near the family house when one of the other search teams heard a child crying. We all went up, and there she was, near the top of the mountain.

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Rescuers reunited the girl with her family before taking her to a hospital for further medical checkups.

KZN's police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, said Bergville police station will investigate a case of child neglect.

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South Africa isn't short of heroes, especially when it comes to rescuing babies or young kids.

Briefly.co.za recently covered the story of Tulonga, a heroic taxi passenger who risked her life to save a little baby after a car accident.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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