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After Cries Heard in Woods, a Dramatic Rescue on Tape

Forsyth County officials release footage of discovery of newborn found in plastic bag
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2019 7:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Georgia sheriff released dramatic bodycam video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office made the video public in hopes that it will generate credible tips in the case. Authorities have been searching for the baby's mother since June 6, when a family in a nearby home heard her crying in a wooded area in Cumming, the AP reports. The video shows deputies tearing open the plastic bag containing the child as she cries. Her umbilical cord can be seen, still attached. Then, deputies wrap her in a blanket to keep her warm.

Hospital workers decided to call the girl Baby India, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "We are happy to report that Baby India is thriving and is in the care of the Georgia [Division] of Family and Children Services," the sheriff's office said in a statement Tuesday 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 says.

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