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Man sifting through dumpster finds newborn baby girl

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CALIFORNIA – A man who was sifting through a dumpster stumbled upon something shocking.

Police say a California man was searching for recyclables in a dumpster when he heard something moving inside.

Now, police are looking for answers.

Authorities in Merced, California, say a newborn baby girl was found inside the dumpster.

The baby was found wrapped in a towel.

The man searching for recyclables found her at about 5:30 in the morning on Thursday.

He says he called for help, and neighbors came running.

“I reached in, grabbed it, gave it to my wife, took off my pink t-shirt, gave it to her, said, ‘Cover the baby up. She needs warmth.’ My wife then proceeded and brought her inside, massaged her, and she heard the baby cry.”

Police say the baby is very healthy and is being cared for at Mercy Hospital.