Baby Rescued From Pipe Had 'Accidentally' Slipped Into Toilet (video)

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:24 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Warning: The video embedded in this story is graphic in nature.

The 22-year-old mother of the Chinese baby rescued Saturday after being trapped in a sewage pipe told police the infant fell into the toilet accidentally.

Residents of an apartment building in Jinhua, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, reported hearing crying coming from a pipe on the fourth floor over the weekend. Rescuers had to cut away a whole section of the four-inch-wide pipe before doctors could extract the baby boy, who somehow miraculously survived.

Urgent: Is Obama Telling the Truth on IRS, Benghazi Scandals?

The baby is in stable condition at a local hospital and has been dubbed Baby No. 59, after his incubator number in the hospital.

Now, the state-run, Hangzhou-based newspaper Dushikuaibao has reported that the mother of the baby was present for the entire rescue but only admitted the child was hers after police questioned her and asked her to undergo a medical checkup.

The unidentified woman reportedly said she could not afford an abortion and secretly gave birth to the baby in the toilet. She claims she tried to catch the boy but he slipped into the sewer line. The woman said she alerted her landlord who then called firefighters and police.

Police initially said they were treating the case of as possible attempted homicide, but it was not immediately clear whether the mother would face criminal charges.

Urgent: Is Obamacare Hurting Your Wallet? Vote in Poll

There are frequent reports in Chinese media of babies being abandoned, often shortly after birth, a problem attributed variously to young mothers unaware they were pregnant, the birth of an unwanted girl in a society which puts greater value on boys, or China's strict family planning rules.

Related stories:

Mother Finds Baby Alive In Argentine Morgue

Newborn Left on Beach in Hawaii Alone and Crying Minutes After Birth 

Baby on Beach Arrest: Mom Made Up Story of Abandoned Infant

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Incubus: Island Records Signs Band, Will Release Two EPs in 2015

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 20:08 PM

The alternative rock band Incubus has signed with Island Records, and will put out two EPs next year, Billboard reported . . .

Squarespace Workers Re-Create Famous Paintings Using Office Objects

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:41 PM

Two Squarespace employees are re-creating famous works of art on their breaks with things found lying around the office, . . .

FedEx Truck Accident Spills Likely Christmas Packages Along Interstate

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:21 PM

A FedEx truck crashed in Georgia on Tuesday, spilling boxes, Netflix videos, and probably Christmas gifts along the high . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved