Baby with umbilical cord still attached found in middle of California road

The baby was taken to the nearest hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Source Facebook  California Highway PatrolMore

The baby was taken to the nearest hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Source Facebook California Highway PatrolMore

The little girl was in onesie pyjamas with her umbilical cord still attached. It was lying on its back, covered in its own feces, which had leaked through its onesie, he said. While Fuentes waited for first responders, a woman driving by asked if he needed help.

When California Highway Patrol Officer Alfred Madina arrived on the scene, he wrapped the baby in a blanket. The pair unzipped the baby's flannel onsesie, and discovered the umbilical cord.

"It could've been worse because out its pitch black it's pitch black there could've been coyotes there's cars going by fast down that road", Fuentes Jr. told ABC30.

Serratto said preliminary drug screenings on the child were negative.

Madera County sheriff's deputies are looking for a small, blue or gray SUV in the search for the woman who abandoned a baby on a dark roadway in Madera Ranchos.

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It is believed the newborn was on the road for a matter of minutes, ABCNews reported.

The woman was described by Madera County Sheriff's Office as a "Hispanic female adult, possibly in her early 20's". He refused, and pointed her toward a nearby hospital and fire station.

Pogue said the situation was inexplicable and also noted that any newborn infants can be safely surrendered at any designated "safe surrender site" - a fire station or hospital - without any questions asked or the mother facing any charges. The baby - a girl - is thought to have been about 10 hours old, according to the San Francisco Gate.

If you have any information on this incident, please call the Madera County Sheriff's Office at 559-675-7770. Between January 2001 and December 31 2017, some 931 newborns were been surrendered.

An investigation has been launched to find out who abandoned the newborn baby.

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