A newborn baby has miraculously survived being thrown from a bridge into a river inside a rucksack.
On the morning of November 17, witnesses told Military Police that they saw a man throw a rucksack into the Capibaribe River in Sao Lourenco da Mata, Brazil.
After seeing the bag crash into the river and hearing the baby’s cries, two fishermen beneath the bridge rescued the infant.
Pedro, one of the fishermen, stated that his companion “grabbed the rod, picked up the bag, and handed it to me.”
‘When I opened it, it was a child.
The two men immediately called Military Police, who took the baby to a nearby maternity hospital.
The infant had reportedly been born only hours earlier, and the umbilical cord cut ‘unprofessionally’.
Health officials said the girl’s condition is stable and she remains under observation at the hospital.
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