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The Incredible Moment A Newborn Baby Is Rescued From A Storm Drain Is Caught On Film

In Durban, South Africa, emergency services and medical professionals were able to accomplish a miracle by rescuing a newborn baby from a storm drain.


The process of removing the baby from the drain took four hours in total, and began when a passerby heard a baby crying and called the authorities.

The rescue's finale was captured on video and shared on Twitter:

Rescue workers were able to chisel into the drain using "a chisel and hammer"a chisel and hammer" and found the crying baby inside, alive. The infant was then flown to nearby Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital where Dr. Timothy Hardcastle treated the child for hypothermia and minor injuries.


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Against all odds, the baby is now in good condition and recovering healthily in the hospital. Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo commented to CNN:

"It's really a miracle that this baby was saved. The doctors have given this baby a clean bill of health, and she will be transferred to another hospital."


Experts placed the babies age between one and three days. Local residents have named the child Sibanisethu, which means "Our Ray of Light."

Twitter was grateful to the many people who managed to deliver the baby to safety:







KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele told Times Live that authorities are now searching for suspects of the baby's attempted murder. Hopefully, they will be brought to justice very soon.