Infant's body found in Florida Lake in Johannesburg

Police are investigating after the baby’s body was found yesterday.

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JOHANNESBURG - The body of a new born baby has been found floating in Florida Lake in Roodepoort.

Police are investigating after the baby's body was found yesterday.

Emergency officials were alerted upon the discovery, while circumstances surrounding the incident are still unknown.

ER24 Spokesperson Chitra Bodasing says, "Upon arrival on the scene, paramedics found a premature baby on the bank, alongside the lake, and wrapped in a blanket. Upon assessment of the baby, it was found that there was no sign of life and the baby was declared dead."