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Video shows newborn being dumped in Texas heat — before hero couple rushes in and rescues her

Disturbing video showed a heartless man dumping a naked newborn baby in brutal Texas heat and then sprinting away to avoid detection — before a passing couple spot it and rush to the rescue.

The so-far unidentified pre-term baby was still attached to the umbilical cord when it was left wrapped in a towel on a bridge over a creek in Katy early Saturday, when temperatures soared to 95 degrees.

The baby “still had fresh placenta … so it was freshly born” that morning, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Juan Garcia said from the scene.

Grainy surveillance footage from afar shows a man slowly walking up to the bridge and placing down the helpless newborn — initially walking back slowly before breaking into a sprint.

Thankfully, a couple walking nearby with their own young child spotted the baby within minutes, with the same footage showing them racing over to help and then protecting it until cops could arrive.

“I noticed two little feet moving and then my husband was right behind me with the dogs and I yelled to my husband and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, a baby, a baby,’” Daniela Fedele told KHOU.

“And then my husband [says] like, ‘Call 911, call 911,’ and that’s what we did,” she said.

“Once my husband went ahead and picked up the baby, he found the nearest, like tree, right there at the house down the street. He found a little shade,” she told the outlet.

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“I was shocked, I was mad, I was upset,” she said of finding the baby girl alone. “You can drop it off at a fire station, a police station, a hospital, I don’t know… but don’t leave the baby.”

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The couple then waited for cops to arrive before handing the child over to officials who transported her to a local hospital.

Thankfully, she is listed as being in good condition, police said.

Garcia, of the sheriff’s department, praised Fedele and her husband as “a blessing” for saving the baby.

Neither the suspect who dumped the baby nor the mom who have birth to her have yet been identified, cops said.


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