Wilmington police are investigating after baby discovered in trash can
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department is investigating after a newborn infant was found alive inside a trash can Thursday afternoon.
According to police, a woman was walking her dog in the 3600 block of Fairview Drive, just off Carolina Beach Road, around 5 p.m. when she heard the sound of a baby crying coming from inside a nearby trash can in the parking lot of Christ Community Church.
The baby was inside a black trash bag that was tied.
The woman rescued the baby and ran toward the nearby apartments for help where someone called 911.
EMS took the infant, a little boy, to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
WPD tweeted a report from Doctors this evening saying that the baby is healthy and doing well.
UPDATE: Drs. say the newborn found earlier today is healthy and doing well.— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) July 16, 2020
The mother of the baby has not been located yet.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the mother is asked to contact the WPD at 910-343-3609 or click here for anonymous tips.
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