First responders rescue baby born, left on Omaha sidewalk

For the Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — First responders rescued a baby who was born on an Omaha sidewalk and left there by the woman who had just given birth to him in sub-freezing temperatures.

The woman gave birth to the baby around 10 a.m. Sunday on a pile of blankets on the sidewalk in southeast Omaha, the Omaha World-Herald reported. The temperature at the time was around 16 degrees, with wind chills in the single digits.

Firefighters called to the scene found the newborn boy being attended by two passersby and took the baby to a hospital. Witnesses told officials that the woman who had given birth to the baby wrapped herself in a black coat and wandered off. Firefighters found her a short distance away and also took her to a hospital.

Officials have not released the name of the woman or the medical conditions of the woman or the baby.