Georgia deputies found a newly born baby alive abandoned in a plastic bag in the woods. The baby was rescued by the Georgia deputies regarding that they have also released a body camera footage on Tuesday of rescuing the newly born baby.
As per to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the authorities found the baby girl in a wooded area in Cumming, Georgia on June 6, after a 911 call came in around 10 pm.
The authorities named the baby girl “India” and she is right now in the care of a foster care permitted by the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.
In the video that has been released on Tuesday, you can see a deputy ripped open a plastic bag in order to reveal India who was still covered in fluids as well as an umbilical cord attached.
Before being taken to a local hospital, the paramedics immediately wrapped India in cloth and gave her first aid. You can also hear a man saying in the video “Yeah she’s a sweetheart,” as paramedics arrived.
The one who first noticed India and called 911 was Alan Ragatz, who lives in the area where the baby was found. He also said to the news agency that at first, his four daughters heard a baby crying.
Ragatz said, “We found what looked like a bathmat that was all wrapped up, and by the time we got to it and opened the bath mat, it was a little baby, in what looked like a Publix bag, tied,”
He further stated, “She still had her umbilical cord and part of the placenta.”
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has also released a video of deputies searching the newborn expecting that it would help lead to “credible information” on the baby’s identification.
The department on Tuesday has also reminded the public that Georgia does have a Safe Haven law in order to safeguard babies can be properly to be concerned for.
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said, “This law allows a child’s mother to leave her baby, up to 30 days old, with an employee of any medical facility including any hospital, institutional infirmary, health center or birthing center in Georgia without prosecution.”
Forsyth Sheriff Ron Freeman on Tuesday said that the department is receiving hundreds and thousands of calls as well as emails asking to adopt India or to donate to her care.
Freeman said, “It gives me hope more that we can solve it because people are interested,”.
He further added, “If this doesn’t tug at your heartstrings and really get to the core of your soul, then I don’t know if I ever want to have a conversation with you.”
As per to the Freeman, India is doing extremely well in the care of a foster home but he also further added that he is totally shocked that how could anyone abandon a baby in such a way.
He said, “I don’t know how you even conceive of another human being doing something like this to a beautiful young child like that.”