Michigan deputies save 4-month-old baby abandoned on wooden creek and suffering from hypothermia
Michigan Sheriff’s deputies saved a 4-month-old boy abandoned on a wooden creek and suffering from hypothermia.
The incident that could have ended up tragically happened in Oakland County, Michigan, on Wednesday. The Oakland Sheriff’s Office received two 911 calls reporting of “a lone woman who was hiding in the bushing and ringing their doorbells." The residents of the neighborhood also said that “the woman appeared distraught and said she believed someone was chasing her with guns."
When the deputies responded to the area they didn’t find a woman before another call reported that "a frantic woman was pounding on the locked doors" of a nearby middle school.
They finally found the 37-year-old woman to find out that she had a little son. The deputies started deployed a search mission at the area after noticing “blurs” on the woman’s pants.
"Thirty minutes after learning the infant was missing, deputies discovered him in the wooded area, cold and wet but breathing," the news release stated, noting that the 4-month-old "was in a hypothermic state."
"Thankfully, deputies were able to determine a baby was missing, which triggered an immediate large response and search, and they were able locate the child," Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a statement, according to Fox News. "Their quick work avoided what could have been an unspeakable tragedy."
The baby boy is now in good condition.
However, warrant for arrest of the infant’s mother was being sought on the suspected child abuse. The deputies also believe that the woman had been using the drugs on that day.