Dumped foetus found in storm water drain in Durban after heavy rains

2019-03-15 16:36
Police. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Police. (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A foetus in a plastic container washed up in a storm drain in Durban following heavy rains, paramedic services said on Friday. 

Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said he was called out to the corner of Mount Batten Drive and Winchester Road in Reservoir Hills. 

"Paramedics were called by police and the local community to a baby that had been dumped and thereafter washed up by the storm water drain following heavy recent rains."

He said the foetus, which was not full term, was assessed and declared dead on the scene. 

"Police are in attendance and will be investigating further," Jamieson added. 

About a month ago, a "miracle baby" was saved from a storm water drainpipe after emergency services conducted a three-hour mammoth rescue in Newlands East.

Passers-by heard the child's cries at around 07:30 on February 11 and alerted authorities.

WATCH: Rescuers save newborn baby girl in three hour operation

Skilled officers had to burrow into the ground and stabilise the area around the pipe.

The child could be heard during the entire rescue.

In the same week, a premature baby made a miraculous escape when he was discovered wrapped up in a pillow after his mother allegedly dumped him in a medical waste bin at King Edward VIII Hospital in Durban.

READ: Baby miraculously survives after being bundled in a pillow and thrown into a medical waste bin

Read more on:    durban  |  crime

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.