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.
ER24 is currently on the scene in Doornfontein, Johannesburg CBD, for a baby believed to have fallen down a storm drain. The community said they heard a baby crying. We are joined by Fire Ops SA and JMPD. Will update as soon as details become available. pic.twitter.com/srkf0QSmbk
— ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd. (@ER24EMS) May 15, 2019
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.