Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Newborn baby found abandoned on road with umbilical cord still attached

Newborn baby found abandoned on road with umbilical cord still attached

'It's very fortunate that the child was discovered by the newspaper delivery person before she was seriously injured or even possibly killed, ' Madera County Undersheriff Tyson Pogue said.

It was dark, but Aurelio Fuentes Jr. could see the grass edging the roadside was frozen.

"He was approached by a female driving a white, smaller SUV".

'It was just an bad situation seeing the baby right there. It was lying on its back, covered in its own feces, which had leaked through its onesie, he said. Baby was squirming and you could hear it screaming too through the vehicle. Although the baby is in good condition, she was admitted to the NICU. He refused, and pointed her toward a nearby hospital and fire station. The pair unzipped the baby's flannel onsesie, and discovered the umbilical cord. The baby - a girl - is thought to have been about 10 hours old, according to the San Francisco Gate.

"The baby appeared to have been born during the night and is now being treated by the Valley Children's neonatal intensive care unit", said Pogue. The carrier immediately brought the baby to his auto to try and warm her up.

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Authorities are seeking the mother.

The Madera County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation now and working to track down the newborn's mother. He called 911 and, together with another passerby, tried to keep the infant warm until help arrived.

If you have any information on this incident, please call the Madera County Sheriff's Office at 559-675-7770.

Authorities are trying to identify the person who left the baby in the roadway. Under the law, parents or people with lawful custody of a child can surrender an infant within 72 hours of birth at designated sites, which are typically hospitals or fire stations.

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