Baby found alive in plastic bag in woods in US

Police release video showing rescue of girl who hospital workers have named India

Bodycam footage captures the moment that police in the US rescued a newborn baby from a plastic bag in Georgia. Officials report that "Baby India" is thriving since she was discovered on June 6th, 2019. Video: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

 

Footage showing the rescue of a newborn baby found alive inside a plastic bag in woods in the US has been released.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia made the video public in the hope that it will generate credible tips in the case.

Authorities have been searching for the baby girl’s mother since June 6th, when a family in a nearby home heard her crying in a wooded area in Cumming.

The video shows police officers tearing open the plastic bag containing the child as she cries. Then, they wrap her in a blanket to keep her warm.

Hospital workers decided to call the girl Baby India, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

“We are happy to report that Baby India is thriving and is in the care of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement accompanying the video.

Officials are asking the public to share any knowledge of a woman in the late stages of pregnancy who may have given birth to the baby.

“We release this footage in hopes to receive credible information on the identity of Baby India and to show how important it is to find closure in this case,” the sheriff’s office said.–PA