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Link to the video of the baby being rescued. Sorry don't know how to embed but the video is crazy! Makes me sick to my stomach
Jinhua, CHINA — A newborn Chinese baby was rescued from a sewage pipe after his parents seemingly flushed him down the toilet.
According to media reports, the five-pound baby boy was discovered in the toilet pipe after neighbors in his apartment block heard him crying.
Firefighters removed the pipe with the baby still inside. Crews rushed the pipe and child to an area hospital where doctors cut into the pipe and remove the baby. The placenta was still attached.
Police are searching for his parents.
“Fortunately the baby survived. But the person [who abandoned him] is still suspected of attempted murder,” said an unidentified police officer, according to the official news site hangzhou.com.cn.
The days-old baby is reportedly in stable condition after being stuck in the pipe for at least two hours. He suffered scratches and bruises and had a low heart rate when he was found, but his condition has since improved.
China’s one-child policy can mean heavy fines for families with more than one baby. In addition, babies born out of wedlock are sometimes abandoned due to social and financial pressures.