Video: Paramedics rescue baby from storm drain

The newborn, believed to be between one and three days old, was rescued in a four-hour operation


By EMS1 Staff

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Paramedics rescued an abandoned newborn baby from a storm drain.

AP News reported that Rescue Care Paramedics and other paramedic crews pulled the baby, which is believed to be between one and three days old, from the storm drain in a four-hour operation.

A baby is treated at a hospital after being rescued from a storm drain. (Photo/AP)
A baby is treated at a hospital after being rescued from a storm drain. (Photo/AP)

RCP said they responded after residents reported a baby crying from inside the concrete storm drain, and that it’s unclear why the baby was “dumped.”

A video of the rescue shows a crowd cheering a first responder on as he pulls the baby to safety and hands the newborn to a colleague.

South African media outlets said the baby is currently being treated at a hospital.

Police are investigating the incident.

 

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