Newborn baby found alive after being dumped in storm drain for FIVE DAYS; woman charged with attempted murder

Newborn baby found alive after being dumped in storm drain for FIVE DAYS; woman charged with attempted murder

It’s hard to comprehend what would make a person do something as monstrous as leave a newborn baby in a storm drain. But that’s exactly what one woman did, and she’s now being charged with attempted murder.

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The bicyclists were on a morning ride Sunday when they heard a shocking sound coming from somewhere below them: a baby crying.

They lifted a slab off a storm drain beside the bike trail and discovered a newborn boy, police in Blacktown, Australia, said.

“We felt sick. We just wanted that baby to know … that it was OK,” Hayley Otte told CNN affiliate Seven Network.

Police say rescuers reached the baby, who was 2.5 meters (more than 8 feet) underground at the bottom of the drain in this suburb of Sydney.

Now the newborn is hospitalized in serious condition and a 30-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder, New South Wales Police said in a statement.

It’s nothing short of a miracle that the baby survived all that time in a storm drain, without being fed or changed for so long. Hopefully, the baby will be adopted by a family that will give him the love he deserves — and his sorry excuse for a mother will see the inside of a jail cell for a long, long time.

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