Cape Town - A newborn baby boy has survived spending several hours inside a wet plastic packet in a bin in Plumstead Park.
Witnesses say a homeless couple scratching in the bin for food got a fright when they found the little body moving in the bag on Monday afternoon.
The drama unfolded at the Cassino Road park shortly before 1pm when a woman working in the area heard the couple screaming for help.
The 46-year-old woman, who asked not to be named, says she got the shock of her life when she saw a resident take the cold, blue baby out of the bag.
“I was coming from my lunch break and I saw the man shouting there is something in the bin,” she explains.