Baby found in trash now safe

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

baby feetA newborn's life has been saved thanks to two women in North Carolina.

Tamara Austin reportedly heard a woman shouting for help at her apartment complex in Wilmington, North Carolina. She ran to the scene a short distance away, where another woman had found a baby boy in a trash bin. Austin told Kentucky television station WKYT it was a shocking scene, and they immediately called for help.

"He still had the umbilical cord around his neck, and so the 9-1-1 operator told us to take it [from] around his neck, which it wasn't tight," she shared. "I just held him, and I cleared his airways with a towel."

While she and the other woman waited for paramedics to arrive, the two wasted no time in acquainting the newborn with Jesus.

"I was praying, and she started singing 'Jesus Loves Me,'" Austin accounts. "So I just chimed in with her and sang it with her. I just told him, 'Somebody out here wants you, and God has a purpose for you, so hang in there.'"

At last report, the boy has been treated at a local hospital and is doing very well, but authorities are looking for his mother.

North Carolina is a safe haven state where a mother has a week after giving birth to leave her child at specified facilities, like hospitals, medical clinics, or fire stations, rather than tossing it in with the trash.

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