Newborn child rescued at Indiana firehouse

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SEYMOUR, Ind. (WEHT) – Authorities say a newborn girl was just an hour old when she was placed in a safe haven box at a firehouse in Seymour, Indiana.

Firefighters rescued the girl from the temperature-controlled box within a minute and began providing medical care to the baby. She is the first child left there since the box was installed last June. Overall, she’s the fifth infant to be placed in boxes in the past two years.

The boxes are designed to give parents an anonymous choice to safely surrender their baby with no questions asked. 19-year-old Hunter Wart raised $10,000 to install the box.

Authorities say the child was unhurt and is healthy.

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(This story was originally published on January 26, 2020)

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