Newborn rescued from storm water drain

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THE newborn baby who was trapped in a storm water drain has been rescued and is a stable condition. We would like to congratulate the rescue personnel and paramedics who worked together to rescue this little girl today.

'Police will now be trying to investigate the circumstances that led to the baby being in the drain in the first place and will also be trying to trace the mother, ' he said.

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"We are happy that the baby was rescued and is alive", she said.

"They ignored the "cry" until this morning when another resident who was walking pass, heard the crying baby from the drain. Rescue efforts are underway try to rescue it", he said.

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Emergency crews spent three hours trying to reach the infant, who was lodged some 23ft down the drain.

The area was cordoned off by police. Some community members have named the baby girl, 'Storm'. "She's basically stable enough to be transferred to one of the other base hospitals".

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Emergency services quickly descended on the scene and following a lengthy operation - which saw them dig down to the pipe, cut it open and pull the baby out - managed to rescue her. "A helicopter is inbound to transport the baby to a nearby hospital as soon as possible", said Jamieson.