Baby flung out of hospital window in southern China with umbilical cord still attached saved by quirk of fate and Good Samaritan passer-by
Police in southern China are looking for the mother of a newborn boy who was thrown out the window of a women’s toilet on the first floor of a local hospital on Sunday, local media report.
Fortunately, the baby boy, with his umbilical cord still attached, landed on the canvas shade of a tricycle outside Jiangmen People’s Hospital, according to the Southern Metropolis News. His cries quickly attracted the attention of dozens of passers-by, including a woman who took the baby into the hospital.
The woman, surnamed Zeng, told the newspaper that the baby’s body was covered with blood when she first saw him.
“My first reaction was to find a doctor, but then I feared he was about to die soon, so I just picked him up, covered him with a piece of cloth and ran to the hospital,” Zeng said.
“I was so scared that my legs were shaking when I arrived in the hospital,” she said. “But it’s a life and I just couldn’t look the other way.”
“I think the mother had a reason to do this, or that she wasn’t prepared to be a mother, so I don’t blame her,” Zeng said. “But she should know that there are people who can help if she has any difficulties.”
Police examined the medical records of the hospital but found no clues.
The boy, who was full-term and weighed 2.8kg, has no life-threatening injuries and is now under care in an intensive care unit.