'Sewage Baby' Safely Returned to Grandparents


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A Chinese baby rescued from a sewer pipe just inches thick is now healthy and in safe hands.

According to a BBC News report, the baby was rescued from a pipe in a residence near Jinhua City, China on Saturday, May 25. The infant's mother told police that the baby slipped into a toilet and went down the pipe as she was giving birth to it. The woman reportedly then told her landlord about the incident.

After cutting the pipe from the wall, the baby was carefully removed from the pipe at a hospital in Jinhua City. The infant, known as "Baby 59" after its hospital incubator number, recovered and was released to its maternal grandparents.

Though police initially investigated the incident as an attempted murder, authorities are now saying they have evidence that it was, in fact, an accident.