DURBAN, South Africa — Fire officials in South Africa rescued a baby from a storm drain Monday, according to CNN. It happened in Durban after concerned residents heard the newborn crying.
One of the residents climbed down the drain and saw the infant, but could not reach her. First responders dug up the area around the drain and used a hammer and chisel to break it open. After about four hours, they were able to reach the child, who is believed to be just a few days old.
She was flown to a hospital and appears to be in good health. Local residents named the girl Sibanisethu (sib-in-eye-za-thoo), which means "our ray of light."