Baby saved after being found in Durban beachfront dumpster

11 July 2021 - 10:32
By TimesLIVE
Paramedics said the new born baby found in Durban's South Beach area was stabalised and is in good spirits.
Image: Emer-G-Med Paramedics Paramedics said the new born baby found in Durban's South Beach area was stabalised and is in good spirits.

A newborn girl, with her umbilical cord still attached, was saved after a homeless man found her abandoned in a Durban dumpster in the early hours of Sunday.

Emer-G-Med paramedics said that metro police officers were called to the scene after the homeless man spotted the baby in the bin on Boscombe Place in Durban's South Beach area.

“Paramedics responded to the scene and found a newborn baby girl in the dustbin, still attached to her umbilical cord and placenta. She was treated and stabilised on scene before being taken to a nearby hospital for further care.

“She remains in a stable condition and good spirits,” Emer-G-Med said.

The paramedics said the man's reactions “saved this little lady's life”.

Police are investigating the incident.

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