COMPTON, Calif. -- A newborn baby girl was found buried alive near a riverbed in Compton Friday afternoon.
Around 4 p.m., Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies at the Compton Station received phone calls about a baby crying in the riverbed near 136th Street and Slater Avenue.
Two deputies arrived at the scene and began searching the area after hearing the baby's muffled cries. The pair soon found the newborn girl buried under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside of a crevice along a bike path.
The deputies rescued the baby from the hole and wrapped her in a blanket because she was cold to the touch. Her vitals were checked and paramedics were called. The baby girl was medically treated at the scene and then transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
She will remain at the hospital under observation. Authorities believe the baby was born within the last 36 to 48 hours.
Anyone with information on the abandonment and endangerment of the baby is asked to call the LASD Special Victim's Bureau at (877) 710-5273 or call Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at (800) 222-8477.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department urges anyone who may be in a difficult situation with a child to surrender them at any hospital or fire station in the county, no questions asked. For information call (877) 222-9723 or visit babysafela.org.