Newborn Baby Found Abandoned in a Cardboard Bag in Spain

Newborn Baby Found Abandoned in a Cardboard Bag in Spain
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Newborn Baby Found Abandoned in a Cardboard Bag in Spain.

IN what was a shock for passers-by a newborn baby was found abandoned in a cardboard bag in Spain’s Madrid. According to emergency services a newborn baby girl was discovered in the Fuencarral-El Pardo area of Madrid on Sunday in the afternoon.

Fortunately, the baby was said to be in good health as confirmed the Samur-Protección Civil doctors who rushed to the scene of the shocking discovery. The doctors were able to check on the baby before she was transferred to the neonatal emergency department of the La Paz hospital.


Doctor Rocío Marino, was able to confirm that the newborn baby girl was discovered “wrapped in a kind of sack and covered with a sheet”. According to El Pais the young baby is thought to be only four or five days old, and luckily after her ordeal her vital signs were normal when she was discovered.

The baby was discovered near the La Vaguada shopping centre in the Plaza de Carrión at about 4.15 in the afternoon. The discovery was made after a cupboard bag was spotted with something moving inside it and when it was revealed that a baby girl was inside the bag, emergency services were immediately called.

According to a spokesperson for the Madrid police headquarters, 091 for the National Police were alerted after the discovery was made. When National Police officers arrived at the scene they quickly removed the baby from the bag to ensure that she was breathing and that she was not suffering from any externally visible injuries. The baby still had the umbilical cord clamp attached to her when she was found.

After the Samur medical team were able to assess the child she was transferred to the neonatal medicine department at the La Paz hospital. Investigations are underway in order to find the baby’s mother and any relatives.




Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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