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24 Nov 2019
8:24 pm

Abandoned newborn boy found alive in Plessislaer, KZN

News24 Wire

Spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen says a search and rescue team followed a footpath to where residents said they heard a baby crying.

ER24. Image: Twitter/@ER24EMS

An abandoned newborn baby was found alive in Plessislaer in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday morning, ER24 said.

Spokesperson Ineke van Huyssteen said a search and rescue team followed a footpath to where residents said they heard a baby crying.

“Shortly afterwards, ER24 paramedics met the team on the path where they found them carrying the baby boy.”

They found him in a pit.

Suffering from hypothermia, he was treated on the scene and taken to hospital for further care.

The circumstances of the incident are unknown.

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