Baby girl found abandoned in Florida an hour after birth

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The Associated Press

MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) – A Florida baby is safe after being found abandoned outdoors about an hour after being born.

The Polk County sheriff’s office said the girl was wrapped in a blanket and still attached to a placenta when found on a hill outside a trailer park early Saturday morning. The temperature was in the low 50s.

The baby was taken to a hospital and was healthy.

Authorities used dogs and a drone to try to find the mother, but were unsuccessful.

Florida has a safe haven law that allows parents to leave newborns at a fire station or medical facility up to a week after birth.

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1/29/2023 2:03:39 PM (GMT -6:00)

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