- A baby was discovered stuck 7m into a stormwater drain pipe in Durban
- The baby was rescued after three hours and is now alive and well
- The case of attempted murder has been opened
A Durban infant has been lauded a miracle baby after surviving being stuck in a stormwater drain for what authorities believe was between one and three days.
After a gruelling three hour-long rescue mission, the resilient baby was brought to safety without any major injuries.
The doctor on call when the baby arrived at the Chief Albert Luthuli Hospital, Dr Timothy Hardcastle asserted that it was highly unlikely that the baby would have survived such an ordeal, and that it was truly remarkable, Briefly.co.za learned.
The baby had been stuck 7 meters down the pipe, reported Briefly.co.za.
Durban’s emergency services rushed to the rescue and saved the baby who had hypothermia when first brought to Dr Hardcastle’s care.
The baby even received a special visit from the health minister, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo who checked up on the miracle baby and ensured plans for its continued safety.
The department added that unwanted pregnancies are an issue that evidently desperately needs to be addressed.
Dr Dhlomo also assured Mzansi that they were urgently trying to locate the baby’s parents as a case of attempted murder has been opened.
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