Newborn boy rescued from Northern California dumpster

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A newborn baby was rescued from inside a scorching dumpster in Northern California Tuesday, where temperatures exceeded 100 degrees, according to reports.

Authorities said the baby boy was found wrapped in a plastic bag shortly before noon in Stockton, which is about 50 miles south of Sacramento.

A newborn baby was found in a dumpster in Stock, Calif. on Tuesday. Temperatures in the area reportedly exceeded 100 degrees. 
(Stockton Police Department)

An apartment resident heard cries and notified the manager, who jumped in the dumpster to rescue the boy and call the police, the Sacramento Bee reported. The boy was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition, police said.

Authorities found the baby's 15-year-old mother nearby and she was taken to a hospital. She faces a felony citation for child abuse and neglect, police said.

It's unclear how long the child was in the dumpster. An investigation is ongoing. Police also note that California law permits newborns to be anonymously left at hospitals or fire stations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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