Thursday 19 September, 2019

Watch: Newborn baby found on central California road

A newborn girl with her umbilical cord still attached was found by a newspaper carrier in the middle of a rural road in California before dawn on Tuesday in near-freezing temperatures. Authorities are seeking the mother.

Sheriff's officials say a man walking around 4:30AM (12:30PM GMT) was approached by a woman in a white SUV who asked him to take her baby. He refused and suggested she take the newborn to a fire station or hospital.

 

KFSN-TV reports the hours-old baby was wearing only a onesie when the newspaper carrier, Aurelio Fuentes, found her a short time later on the centre line of the road in Madera County in Central California.

Fuentes told the Fresno Bee newspaper her umbilical cord was still attached.

The child is hospitalised, in good condition, and is expected to fully recover.

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