Newborn baby found alive in garbage compactor


Garbage bag 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A woman saved the life of a baby moments before a garbage truck crushed the child.

The newborn baby was rescued from the trash compactor in Washington on Friday night, and is expected to survive.


Jeff Meyers said that his girlfriend, Paula, discovered the baby inside the trash compactor before pressing the button to crush
the garbage.

Meyers, who lives in the Mirabella Apartments in Everett, said that Paula heard the sound of a baby crying inside the huge trash compactor after throwing garbage inside.

They called police. Paula jumped inside and began digging through the garbage until she found the trash bag that contained the baby.

Meyers said that they were grateful that the baby cried before they hit the button for the garbage to compact. “Thank God, Paula didn't hit that button. Had that baby not cried one second before she hit that button, we would be out here for a much worse story,” Meyers said.

The baby boy was covered in blood and his umbilical cord was still attached. He is in stable condition at Providence Regional Medical Center.

Police said that there are safe havens in the state to let mothers drop off babies without any questions at fire stations or emergency rooms.