Baby girl stable after three hour rescue mission

Baby girl stable after three hour rescue mission

Wilks added that it wasn't known at this point how the little girl got stuck in the drain, but that an attempted murder case had been opened and the parents had not been located.

Following a nail-biting three-hour rescue mission, Garreth Jamieson of Rescue care confirmed that the little girl was alive and stable.

He immediately raised the alarm and a full rescue operation swung into action involving the police, ambulance and fire brigade in Durban, South Africa. When they finally got to the baby they broke into the pipe and managed to reach in and grab her.

There were loud cheers from locals who had been from the scene since early this morning as a firefighter pulled the baby into safety. She was quickly rushed to a waiting helicopter.

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Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said emergency services were on the scene in Newlands East on the corner of Barracuda Road and Herring Way.

Police are investigating the matter.

Mr McKenzie said when rescuers first arrived she was around 6ft down the drown but was then washed about 18ft further down the 1ft diameter drain. After she was extricated, she was airlifted to hospital. "The community was very helpful and supportive which we are also grateful for".

Rescue workers worked for three hours to save the baby girl, who had been washed five metres down a drain pipe.

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