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 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.