Official tout "Safe Havens" after baby found
A newborn baby was found in a box on the side of the road in Ocala over the weekend and officials say it didn't have to be that way.
A man driving down the road in Ocala, saw a baby in a cardboard box and called 911.
Officials with Alachua County Fire Rescue say the baby obviously shouldn't have been left by the side of the road when there are “Safe Havens” nearby.
Safe Havens are hospitals and emergency medical service stations in association with fire stations.
All 50 states have enacted some version of the Safe Haven legislation and according to the Safe Haven Web site more than 130 babies have been saved nationwide since 2000.
The baby was left on the roadside when she was only 4 days old and officials say this baby beat the odds.
She is safe and sound despite not taken to a Safe Haven, and they say she's lucky.
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