Bodycam Video Shows Dramatic Moment Police Found Baby in Plastic Bag Abandoned in Georgia Woods: 'Look at You Sweetheart'

Police in Georgia have released shocking bodycam video footage showing the moment their officers found a newborn baby in a plastic bag that had been dumped in the woods.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office released the disturbing video as they continue to "aggressively investigate" the circumstances surrounding the baby girl, who they have temporarily named India.

Deputies were called 10:08 p.m. on June 6 to reports of a baby crying in the woods in Cumming, Georgia. When officers arrived at the scene, they found an infant girl inside a plastic bag dumped in a wooded area along Daves Creek Road.

In the clip released by the department, a man can be seen telling officers he could hear the baby's cries from his house.

The officer wearing the body cam then records himself tearing open the plastic bag to let the baby out. "Aw look at you sweetheart," he says, before apologizing repeatedly to the baby girl as she shakes slightly when the bag rips open.

The officer then wraps up the baby in a camouflage jacket. "Look how precious you are," he said. Paramedics then arrive to give first aid to the baby, with the officer again adding "she's a sweetheart."

India was then taken to a nearby hospital in a stable condition.

In an update, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said they are still receiving tips across the country on the possible identity of the infant, adding they are "happy to report that baby India is thriving" and is currently in the care of the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.

"We release this footage in hopes to receive credible information on the identity of Baby India and to show how important it is to find closure in this case," a spokesperson added.

"FCSO would also like to remind the public that the State of Georgia has a law called Safe Haven (HB 391). This law allows a child's mother to leave her baby, up to 30 days old, with an employee of any medical facility including any hospital, institutional infirmary, health center or birthing center in Georgia without prosecution. This includes Hospitals, Fire Stations and Police Stations."

Investigators are still asking the public's assistance in locating the baby's mother.

If you have any information regarding baby India, police are urging you to call their tip line at 770-888-7308. Police added that any call to them can remain totally anonymous.

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Baby India was found in a plastic bag abandoned in a woods in Cumming, Georgia, on June 6. Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office