A mother in China tells police she tried to save her newborn baby after he got stuck in a sewage pipe. The dramatic rescue of the baby boy was caught on video last Saturday.
Tenants in the apartment building called law enforcement after they heard quiet cries and saw a small foot in the opening of a toilet pipe.
Rescuers feared harming the baby and couldn't pull him free at first, so they sawed off a section of the pipe containing the baby and brought it to a hospital in Jinhua.
The 22-year-old mother, who police are not identifying, says the baby just slid into the toilet. According to authorities, she flushed the toilet to clear the blood, but didn't intend for her son to go into the pipe.
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