WATCH: Chinese Newborn Rescued From Sewer Pipe

Emergency workers have rescued a newborn boy from a narrow sewer pipe beneath a public restroom in a residential building in eastern China

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Emergency workers have rescued a newborn Chinese boy from a narrow sewer pipe beneath a public restroom in a residential building in eastern China.

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It’s not clear how the baby originally became lodged in the pipe just beneath the building’s fourth-floor bathroom, but according to the state-run Zhejiang News, residents reported hearing a baby crying through the piping this weekend, summoning firefighters to the Jinhua-based apartment complex Saturday morning, where they worked for two hours to carefully disassemble the sewage system.

According to NBC News, emergency crews were able to see the baby’s head by peering down the toilet and into the 4-in.-diameter pipe, but couldn’t extract him. That prompted them to move down a floor and work from below. They eventually sawed out the section containing the pipe-entombed baby, then rushed it to a local hospital, where they carefully pried away tiny pieces of the pipe’s siding to unearth the crying child within.

Firefighters and doctors rescue a baby by cutting away a sewage pipe piece by piece in Jinhua city

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Firefighters and doctors rescue an abandoned newborn boy by cutting away a sewage pipe piece by piece, in this still image taken from video, in the city of Jinhua, in China’s Zhejiang province, on May 25, 2013

The baby, now known as No. 59 after his hospital incubator designation, was reported in stable condition, though NBC (which spoke to doctors at the hospital) notes his heart rate was initially low and that he was considerably bruised. No one has yet come forward to claim the child, though the hospital has apparently received multiple offers to adopt him, as well as donations of baby-related items.

CNN reports that the local police tried to contact the baby’s parents through the Chinese microblogging site Weibo, writing, “Mom, come back! The baby is resilient and alive. Please show up, Mom. This is your own baby and he should return to your warm embrace soon.” But NBC says the police have indicated they may have found the baby’s parents, and that they’re approaching the investigation as an attempted murder.

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32 comments
Wis3
Wis3

Abortion is murder. No doubt about it. The inconvenient truth.

SudaisMeena
SudaisMeena

the only one who can dicide to leave in this world is allah s.w and not a human so mother take your baby and give him a charity 


ben.faler
ben.faler

"OH you like to smoke weed?" "Dude, i was born in a pipe"

coni0430
coni0430

The baby's grand parents came and brought him back. 

Saelem
Saelem

And now for the REAL question...if the baby had been female, would they have bothered trying to rescue her?

yadin
yadin

Poor Kid! What a way to come into the world. His birth is a saga in itself, I believe he is destined for something big in the future. I'll cross my fingers for this him.

PuritaFleschhut1
PuritaFleschhut1

"Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn".

CharlesByrne
CharlesByrne

This is the result of a society that does not cherish life. Abortion is just as horrific and unjust, yet there aren't prominent headlines in the newspapers exposing that. God help us all!

Crystall42013
Crystall42013

Whats wrong wt thats stupid mother ,.! and thats why somepeople cant have children ,..

LeThuyTao
LeThuyTao

For me the baby's parents are professional killers.


h34dup
h34dup

Now begins the hunt for the animal that flushed the baby down the toilet... I say we should flush THAT person down a public toilet to die among rancid raw human sewage in a tiny claustrophobic pipe.

AndreaCole
AndreaCole

How can anyone do such a heriffic thing!! If she didn't want the baby she could have had an abortion to save this poor little darling the horrible start to his life. Adoption is always another option. To do this is just sick, wrong and heartless. This is attempted murder in my eyes. I will gladly adopt him into my family and give him all the love and support he needs to become a fantastic young man. My arms are open for this dear sweet boy xx

AndreaCole
AndreaCole

How can anyone do such a heriffic thing!! If she didn't want the baby she could have had an abortion to save this poor little darling the horrible start to his life. Adoption is always another option. To do this is just sick, wrong and heartless. This is attempted murder in my eyes.

I will gladly adopt him into my family and give him all the love and support he needs to become a fantastic young man. My arms are open for this dear sweet boy xx

LFaaaaay
LFaaaaay

That baby is going to do something great for this world, I hope. Such a strong willed baby to survive such odds. Makes you cherish life and little ones even more. How could someone do that and just ignore those cries, so sad. Hey, they need to keeps that afterbirth and stuff for DNA testing. I do NOT believe this woman should go unpunished.

LFaaaaay
LFaaaaay

Uh, hey China DON'T give that psycho her baby back. She DID that to that poor defenseless baby. No telling where you'd find the baby next if you did allow her to have the baby back. Unbelievable. Should be looking for her to face some criminal charges and maybe so sterilization ? Hope this child finds a good loving and SAFE home. FAR away from his/her carrier. POS.

JavierAlbertoZavaleta
JavierAlbertoZavaleta

This is just scary... How humanity can think and be this heartless is beyond my understanding....

aBlooter
aBlooter

This is essentially what U.S. abortion clinics are doing every day, to thousands and thousands of babies.  If this sickens you, why not be appalled by abortion? 

Achilles
Achilles

She shouldn't be allowed any wheres near the Child that she tried to Murder. She is 22 years old and has no excuse what so ever trying to murder her own child. 

withoutmind
withoutmind

@Saelem Yes, they will rescue her.  Being a Chinese, I was asked again and again if we just kill baby girls if we don't want her. That's very offensive and stupid. Yes, some Chinese value boys over girls, but even in that kind of families, girls are still loved - value and love are different things. Most Chinese don't really care the baby's gender. Most Chinese women have their own career instead of being just a housewife. Women don't need to change their family names after they get married in China. I don't really know where the westerners get the negative impression.

BunmiBinitie
BunmiBinitie

@AndreaCole Hello!!!! Abortion terminates a life too! Albeit the life of an unborn child... All life is precious!

LFaaaaay
LFaaaaay

@JennylineSabado They were talking of taking that Policy away back in 2008 but it was overturned despite their dwindling numbers. You'd think the survival of their very lives and traditions would mean more than population, but it does look like a very crowded place to be. It's just very sad all around. 

Icona
Icona

@aBlooter But at least as far as abortion is concerned, the pregnancy is terminated and the foetus dies in a somewhat humane manner. This baby was still alive and trapped inside a pipe. I don't agree with abortion myself but I don't feel like these two things are really comparable.

tracer740
tracer740

aBlooter- If you don't 'see' the difference between a medically approved and performed abortion and what this irresponsible person has done, your intellect and sense of reality are severely impaired.

JennylineSabado
JennylineSabado

@LFaaaaay @JennylineSabado I believe that humans are naturally and basically good but sometimes there are circumstances that push a person to do horrible things in order to survive. I think the one-child policy might be one of the factors that might have pushed the mother to that to her own child. It's good to know they are talking about taking that Policy away. I feel for that baby and I hope that he will someday be great to redeem all his suffering...I also feel for his mother who is now being judged by the whole world...

WinstonTanCheeHan
WinstonTanCheeHan

@Icona @aBlooter 

Either ways of taking lives are simply cruel. The abortion process is very tough to watch. The foetus is taken out piece by piece from the mother's body. Alive or not, it's still up to one's belief in "when does a life considered really started?"

WinstonTanCheeHan
WinstonTanCheeHan

@tracer740 

Do you think the innocent lives ever wanted their parents to kill them, legally or illegally? What kind of sick mind you have? severely impaired?


BunmiBinitie
BunmiBinitie

@tracer740 No! No! No! The REALITY is simply that abortion terminates a life that is precious, just as this woman tried to do. That we cannot video the one being flushed down the sewer in the case of an abortion does not change that reality.... I do not remember when in medical school or afterwards that I was given the mandate or ''approval''of the One Who gives life to terminate it! And He is the ultimate in INTELLECT!

redlion27
redlion27

Because both are wrong--& advocating the murder of a child because it's "medically approved" shows your intellect and sense of reality are severely impaired.