Baby found alive after being pronounced dead

Baby found alive after being pronounced dead

A newborn was wrongly declared dead at a Toronto hospital. The error has prompted a review by officials at Humber River Regional Hospital in Canada.

A 20-year-old woman said she didn’t feel well, so her and her mother began heading to the hospital.

They were about five minutes away, when she suddenly went into labor.

At the time the city was under an extreme cold weather alert. It was negative 17 outside.

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The baby, who was born outside appeared to have no vital signs. She was taken to the nearby hospital and pronounced dead.

The newborns body was covered by a sheet and guarded by police when suddenly the sheet moved.

“About an hour, hour and a half into it, one of the officers noticed the sheet moving. Went over to investigate, looked for a pulse, and in fact, found one,” said Wendy Drummond with the Toronto Police Service.

The baby was in fact alive.

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