Newborn, with umbilical cord still attached, found on road in frigid temperatures
An emergency services officer holds a newborn girl with her umbilical cord still attached, found in the middle of a road in California. (CNN)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:39AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:45AM EST
MADERA, Calif. -- A newborn girl with her umbilical cord still attached was found by a newspaper carrier in the middle of a rural road before dawn in near-freezing temperatures.
Authorities are seeking the mother.
Sheriff's officials say a man walking around 4:30 a.m. Monday was approached by a woman in a white SUV who asked him to take her baby. He refused and suggested she take the newborn to a fire station or hospital.
KFSN-TV reports the hours-old baby was wearing only a onesie when the newspaper carrier, Aurelio Fuentes, found her a short time later on the centre line of the road in Madera County in Central California.
Fuentes told the Fresno Bee her umbilical cord was still attached.