Newborn baby found in plastic bag rescued by Georgia police

Video shows abandoned newborn girl discovered inside plastic bag

Baby India was discovered on June 6 inside a plastic bag

Deputies can be heard saying "I'm sorry" and "Precious" as they pull apart the bag, revealing a newborn stippled with blood and bearing an umbilical cord.

In an update to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, it was announced the baby had been named India and was "thriving".

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office released video from a deputy's body cam on Monday.

The child's bloodied body was then seen wrapped in a camouflage printed jumper as a paramedic arrived at the scene.

"I'm with my kids, they said it's a baby but I said it must be an animal".

As they asses her for injuries, the tiny infant firmly grips one of the officer's fingers and makes direct eye contact.

As of today, we are still receiving tips from across the country on the possible identity of Baby India.

In an update, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said they are still receiving tips across the country on the possible identity of the infant, adding they are "happy to report that baby India is thriving" and is now in the care of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.

The authorities also reiterated that the state of Georgia does have a Safe Haven law in place. This includes Fire Stations, Police Departments, and Hospitals.

Authorities are searching for the baby's mother.

Hospital workers made a decision to call the girl Baby India, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

On 6 June a family reported to a local Georgia police department after hearing crying from a wooded area in Cumming, which sits around 35 miles northeast of Atlanta. Your call can remain totally anonymous.

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