China Baby Saved: Firefighters, Medics Rescue Newborn From Sewer Pipe
Chinese state media say firefighters and medics have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet. The state-run news site Zhejiang News says a tenant heard the baby's cries in the public restroom of a residential building in eastern China's Puijian county Saturday and notified authorities. Firefighters removed an L-shaped section of the pipe -- about 10 centimeters (3 inches) in diameter -- and rushed it to a hospital where it was dismantled and the baby was treated. Video footage of the rescue was broadcast nationally overnight. Zhejiang News says the child -- named Baby No. 59 from the number of his incubator -- is safe. Police are treating the case as an attempted homicide, and are looking for the mother and anyone else involved.