An abandoned new-born baby was discovered in Port Elizabeth late on Sunday afternoon.
“Oswell October was on duty in the Community Information Centre (CIC) when he received a call from a distressed member of the community, describing how they had discovered a new-born baby in a plastic bag on a sports field in Windvogel,” explains Ryan Britz, Port Elizabeth branch manager at Fidelity ADT.
“Realising the severity of the situation, Oswell immediately contacted local police and emergency services in the area who rushed to the baby’s aid. The child was thankfully found alive, and was transported to a care centre in the area.”
Britz says the key in any emergency, such as in this story, is knowing who to contact and making that call without wasting time.
“The CIC was set up at our Fidelity ADT offices in PE three years ago, and it has become an essential tool which members of the community can use to report all types of emergencies. Operators like Oswell are on duty around the clock, monitoring local CCTV camera networks as well as community social media platforms. They are also in direct contact with all law enforcement and emergency services in and around PE.”
The CIC can be contacted on 086 12 12 210 or 073 766 7447.