Newborn left at Fort Pierce fire station

Reunited with parents

SUBURBAN FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Florida's Department of Children and Families is investigating the abandonment of a 1-month-old baby at a Fort Pierce fire station Friday afternoon, according to Paige Patterson-Hughes, spokeswoman for the department.

The baby boy was left around 2 p.m. at Fire Station 7 at 4900 Fort Pierce Boulevard, according to Mark Weinberg, spokesman for St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office.

He said firefighters examined the baby and determined he was not injured.

The newborn's parents claimed the child at a local hospital where he had been taken, Weinberg said. 

Florida's Safe Haven Law allows a person to leave an unharmed newborn, seven days old or younger, at a hospital, manned fire station or emergency medical facility, without fear of prosecution.  

Because the child was not injured, the sheriff's office turned the case over to DCF, Weinberg said. 


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