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Newborn baby discovered lying on road in near-freezing temperatures

Posted at 11:57 AM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 17:29:10-05

MADERA, Calif. (ABC30) — Authorities rescued a newborn girl early on Monday after she was found lying on the road in California's Madera County.

The baby was cold but otherwise believed to be in good condition. She was covered only with a blanket.

Hospital workers believe the baby is less than 10 hours old.

Temperatures in the area have been hovering around freezing through the night.

California Highway Patrol officers received a call about the baby at 3.58 a.m. after a newspaper carrier found her lying on the road at Avenue 13 1/3 west of Road 36. The carrier immediately brought the baby to his car to try and warm her up.

Officers arrived minutes later to find the baby. An ambulance was called and took the baby to Valley Children's Hospital.

The Madera County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation now and working to track down the newborn's mother.

The baby girl was abandoned on a road with speeding cars, steps away from a church in Madera County.

Story courtesy of ABC30.