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A passerby heard a newborn crying in a storm drain. Four hours later, she was rescued.



A newborn has spotted the newborn after climbing into the drain on Monday, Garrith Jamieson, head of Durban Rescue Care, said in a statement obtained by CNN.

Rescue services used a chisel and hammer to break into the drain, Jamieson said. The whole operation lasted almost four hours.

After being placed and extricated, the baby was flown to the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital for urgent care

Dramatic video from the scene showed the baby was lifted to safety.

The hospital's traumatic specialist, Dr Timothy Hardcastle, said the baby was suffering from hypothermia and had to be warmed up, but was in a satisfactory condition with only minor injuries, according to a statement from the provincial department of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) of health.

The baby, who was found with her umbilical cord intact, was believed to be between one and three days old.

She was named Sibanisethu (Our Ray of Light) and Gabriella by residents, the statement said.

"It's really a miracle that this baby was saved," said the regional health official, Dr.

 Doctor Timothy Hardcastle treats her baby in the hospital after she was rescued from a storm water pipe in Durban, South Africa. pipe in Durban, South Africa.
KZN police spokesperson Col. Thembeka Mbele said a case of attempted murder was opened at Newlands East Police Station, according to Times Live. Police are investigating how the newborn ended up in the storm drain.

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