Gauteng: At 09H39 Wednesday morning, Netcare 911 responded to reports of a person unconscious on Heliodor Street in Laudium, Tshwane.
When medics arrived on the scene, they found members of the public doing CPR on an infant.
Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioners immediately took over resuscitation efforts.
According to the public on the scene, the baby, estimated to be approximately 6 days old, wrapped in clothes placed in a plastic bag, was found by a man rumbling through a dustbin.
Despite the best efforts of paramedics on the scene, the baby’s condition rapidly deteriorated and was sadly declared deceased a short while later.
Circumstances leading up to the baby being found in the dustbin will be investigated by the SAPS who were on the scene.