According to reports, the body of a newborn baby, estimated to be just a day old, has been found in the Jukskei River in Waterval, Midrand.
Shawn Herbst from Netcare 911 says that the discovery was made just after midday on Thursday.
“Reports from the scene allege that the one-day-old male had been washed down the river and was caught in a net used to collect rubbish floating in the water.”
The paramedics found no signs of life when they arrived at the scene.
“Circumstances leading up to the incident will be investigated by the relevant authorities,” said Herbst.