Paramedics trying to save baby believed to be stuck in drain

Paramedics trying to save baby believed to be stuck in drain

The scene in Doornfontein, after passersby said they heard a baby crying. Image: Twitter/@ER24EMS

ER24 paramedics and authorities are on the scene in the Johannesburg CBD.

ER24 paramedics, Fire Ops SA, and the JMPD are currently trying to save a baby believed to have fallen into a stormwater drain in Doornfontein, Johannesburg.

This after residents called emergency services, saying they heard crying coming from the drain.

In February, a baby was saved from a stormwater drain in Durban, after passersby alerted authorities.

An epic three-hour rescue effort ensued, involving the police’s Search and Rescue Unit and emergency personnel. Skilled officers had to burrow into the ground and stabilise the area around a pipe. The child could be heard during the entire rescue.

Her only ailment when she was admitted to hospital was that her temperature was low. Other than that, she was given a clean bill of health.

Updates to follow as more information is made available.

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