A newborn baby was rescued along a popular Compton bike path after police followed what sounded like the muffled sounds of a baby crying. Police rescued the newborn after responding to a call from passersby who heard the baby’s faint cries on Friday afternoon.
According to Fox News on November 29, the newborn girl was found near a creek that flows into the Los Angeles River. The newborn wasn’t more than 36-hours old when police rescued her, as she was seemingly buried alive. Police had to remove pieces of asphalt and debris to get to the baby, who was buried underneath this rubble.
The pictures of the Los Angeles County deputy cradling the newborn in his arms, which is seen above, is a picture that pulled at your heart-strings. Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla of the Sheriff’s Department special victim unit said the baby was found on Friday afternoon.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying this newborn. Jaramilla said “There’s an indication that this child was born at a medical facility or hospital.”
People on the bike path heard a baby’s muffled cries and they summoned police who searched the area. This resulted in the rescue of the baby girl, reports MSN News.
When the newborn was pulled from under the pile of rubble, although she was wrapped in a blanket, she was cold to the touch. The Compton Fire Department was summoned and the child was treated by the paramedics as she was transported to a local hospital. She is listed in stable condition.
It is sad that a parent would abandoned their unwanted baby when in Los Angeles the baby could be dropped off at any hospital, fire department or police station with no questions asked. This law was put on the books so incidents such as this one could be avoided.
Luck was on that baby’s side as her cries were heard, but what if they weren’t? This would be an entirely different and devastating case today.