A newborn baby girl was found alone, lying in a California road during freezing temperatures early Monday morning.
Madera County Sheriff's Office are now working to track down a woman who is thought to have dropped the baby off at the spot. But when he approached the object, he realized it was a newborn baby dressed in a onesie without a diaper, he toldThe Fresno Bee. The man instead directed her to a safe surrender site - a fire station - or nearby Valley Children's Hospital down the road, and suggested she take the baby there.
'It was just an very bad situation seeing the baby right there.
Fuentes told the Fresno Bee her umbilical cord was still attached. Baby was squirming and you could hear it screaming too through the vehicle.
"You can see the umbilical cord attach to it, so this baby was barely born and I can't tell for how long but it had feces leaking from it's onesie", Fuentes told KGPE.
A CHP officer responded to the scene and wrapped the baby in a blanket to keep her warm. "There could've been coyotes, there's cars going by fast down that road", Mr Fuentes said.
The woman suggested that they put the baby in her vehicle because she had her heat on full blast. The pair put the infant in the woman's auto where the heating was on, and discovered the uncut umbilical cord.
Fuentes called authorities and the baby girl was rushed to a hospital.
The incident was a "lot to take in", Fuentes Jr. said to ABC30. Instead, he went home after dropping off about one-third of the papers to emotionally recover from the dramatic discovery he came across.
Pogue said the situation was inexplicable and also noted that any newborn infants can be safely surrendered at any designated "safe surrender site" - a fire station or hospital - without any questions asked or the mother facing any charges.