Three hours of rescue ensured that the baby stayed alive.

According to media report, the  newborn baby girl was saved after emergency services conducted a three hour mammoth rescue from a storm

The child’s cries were heard around 07:30 on Monday on the corner of Barricuder Road and Herring Way in Newlands East.

A rescue effort with police search and rescue together with numerous other services continued for three hours.

“She has been rescued out of the drain. She was assessed by Rescue Care advanced life support paramedics before being handed over to the Air Mercy helicopter crew by EMRS,” said Rescue Care spokesperson Garrith Jamieson.

officers had to burrow into the ground and stabilise the area around the pipe. The child could be heard during most of the rescue.