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.