|The rescued baby. Metro photo|
Video shows two policemen kneeling over a hole in the ground in the dark, with only a torchlight to see what they were doing as they shoveled dirt away from the top of the baby’s head, reports Metro UK.
While the police expected to find a dead body, they were shocked to hear a subdued whimper as they scraped away the earth.
Using their bare hands to shift the dry soil, the law enforcement agents pulled the child out of a 50cm deep hole around 10 o’clock on Tuesday night.
The infant emerged caked in mud and still attached to her umbilical cord and struggling to breathe after being underground for a lengthy period.
The baby was rushed to the hospital, with paramedics clearing her airways and administering oxygen in the ambulance.
Doctors transferred her to intensive care unit, following tests and scans, and said that the resilient child was making good progress despite her traumatic start to life.
Police were alerted to the incident after receiving an anonymous tip-off that the death of the newborn had not been reported to the relevant authorities.
They went to the family’s home in Canarana, central west Brazil, to investigate the allegation and to also search the grounds.
The tot was apparently born around midday to a 15-year-old Brazilian girl. The young mother said she was alone in the bathroom when her contractions started.
She claimed that her daughter arrived quickly and fell onto the bathroom floor, hitting her head.
The infant suffered two cranial fractures which are being monitored by paediatricians at Agua Boa Regional Hospital. SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇