A newborn baby has been rescued from the depths of a toilet bowl after her mother unknowingly gave birth.
The Sun reports the young mum in her 20s, from East China’s Jiangsu Province, claimed she did not know she was pregnant when she began to experience stomach pains earlier this month. The young mum said she was “too afraid to approach” the newborn baby.
Officers were called to the woman’s apartment, where she was found pale and weak after giving birth.
Footage subsequently released by authorities of the moment officers discover the baby shows a policeman entering the toilet, muttering “my god, my god” as he spots the newborn down the toilet.
The video continues to follow the police officer, who then leaves the apartment and takes the baby to the Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital nearby.