FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. (WDHN) — A sheriff’s department in Georgia has released body cam footage of an infant being rescued from inside a plastic bag in the hopes of finding out what happened.
According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the infant, now named Baby India, was found on the side of Daves Creek Road on June 6 after someone heard her crying and called the sheriff’s office.
In the video, a man at the scene says India was in the woods.
“We heard (her) from our house!” he said. “My kid said it’s a baby. I said it’s an animal. He finally got me up here, and we found (her) right under here.”
The deputy wearing the camera then begins removing the plastic from the child, showing a still-attached umbilical cord.
“I’m so sorry,” he said, trying to comfort her. “I’m so sorry.”
Emergency personnel then start wrapping her in camouflage fabric and providing medical care.
“She’s a sweetheart,” the deputy wearing the camera said.
More than two weeks later, the sheriff’s office is saying that India is now doing well in the custody of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.
However, they are still asking for help in finding more leads in this case. Anyone with information on the case can call their tip line at 770-888-7308.
Note: If you are a woman in a crisis pregnancy situation, Georgia allows you to leave your baby, up to 30 days old, with “an employee of any medical facility including any hospital, institutional infirmary, health center or birthing center in Georgia without prosecution” under its Safe Haven law. Hospitals, fire stations and police stations are also included in this legislation.