A newborn baby was rescued from a dumpster Tuesday morning, Stockton Police Department said in a Facebook post.
Police received a call around 11:43 a.m. that a baby may have been left in a dumpster at the 5900 block of Village Green Drive, the post said.
With the weather over 100 degrees, it's thanks to a maintenance man who called first responders and jumped into the dumpster to rescue the baby that the baby is alive, said Joe Silva, spokesman for the Stockton Police Department.
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The baby boy has been transported to a hospital and is doing well, the post said. Police later found the teenage mother near the scene and brought her to a hospital for treatment.
The Safely Surrendered Baby Law allows a parent to surrender a baby within 72 hours of its birth without fear of arrest or prosecution as long as the baby shows no signs of abuse or neglect. During the 14-day cooling off period, the person can choose to return to reclaim the child.
Safely surrender sites are generally hospital emergency rooms or firehouses; for a full list of sites, call 877-222-9723.