Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Newborn baby girl found abandoned on Hawaii beach

By Ian Johnston, Staff Writer, NBC News

A newborn baby girl was found abandoned on a beach in Hawaii, according to reports.

The 8-pound child was “abandoned immediately after birth,” state Department of Human Services Director Patricia McManaman said, according to the Star Advertiser newspaper. She was found just before midnight on Sunday.

McManaman said the girl was “doing quite well” and drinking formula, HawaiiNewsNow.com reported.

Both reports said the child was found on Sandy Beach by a 21-year-old woman, who took her to a local medical center. The woman is not a suspect, according to police.

The mother has not been identified, HawaiiNewsNow.com said.

Jonathan Kamai, a Sandy Beach regular, told the website that he was glad “the child had an angel that came and helped her out.”

“It would have to be something tragic for someone to just leave their newborn here," he added. “Just as a father, how somebody could actually just do that kind of stuff – it's just crazy.”





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