Watch: Chinese rescuers free abandoned baby from sewer pipe

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 8:45 EDT
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A Chinese baby trapped in a sewage pipe. Photo: Screenshot via Reuters.
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Chinese first responders pulled an abandoned baby out of a sewer pipe on Saturday, according to dramatic footage published by the state-run Zhejiang News website.

Firefighters received a call from one of the building’s tenants about a crying baby and were surprised to discover the crying was coming from the L-joint of a pipe on the wall. It took two hours to free the child, The Associated Press noted.

Police are searching for the baby’s parents, who are now wanted for attempted murder. The building’s owner told authorities that the child was likely born in the washroom just one floor above.

This video is from WDAF-TV, aired Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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