Newborn abandoned in Tainan alley

The China Post
Date: January 22, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A newborn boy was found alive on Saturday after being left overnight in an alley near

Rescuers tend to a newborn boy found abandoned in Tainan on Saturday, Jan. 21. (CNA)

Fort Zeelandia in Tainan.

“He was found naked and his body temperature was very low,” said Huang Po-hsun (黃柏巽) of Tainan City Government’s Fire Bureau (安平消防隊).

The infant was sent to a local hospital for emergency treatment and is in stable condition as of press time.

‘Thought it was a cat’

Police in Greater Tainan’s Anping District (安平區) said they received a call at 8 a.m. Saturday from a man surnamed Liu, who said he found an abandoned baby near his home.

Liu said he had heard a faint but persistent cry around 4 a.m. Saturday but had not left the house to investigate.

“I thought it was a cat and came out only around 7 a.m. and saw him then,” he said.

Liu said he had followed the sound into an alley and found a newborn with an umbilical cord still attached. He was unclothed and wrapped only in a green bath towel, Liu said.    [FULL  STORY]

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