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Newborn baby found in shallow hole on KZN construction site

Nivashni Nair Senior reporter
A newborn baby was found in a shallow hole on a Port Shepstone construction site on Thursday.
A newborn baby was found in a shallow hole on a Port Shepstone construction site on Thursday.
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Wrapped in a plastic bag and a T-shirt, a newborn baby was found in a shallow hole on a construction site in Port Shepstone, on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, on Thursday.

Mi7 National Group director Colin David said the owner of a nearby hardware store, who had found the baby, rushed to purchase a blanket to wrap the infant in before medics arrived.

“At about midday, Mi7's emergency medical services was dispatched after reports that a newborn baby was found abandoned at a construction site in Port Shepstone.

“Mi7 medics arrived to find the baby, believed to be only a few hours old, in a hypothermic state. Medics worked quickly to stabilise the infant before transporting it to a hospital for further care,” he said.

Police are investigating, David added.

Newborn baby, only a few hours old, found abandoned in Port Shepstone construction site Date: 09 February 2023 Earlier...

Posted by Mi7 National Group on Thursday, February 9, 2023

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