A newborn baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached was found alive inside a trashcan in the U.K.

The infant’s mother was tracked down, and both the mother and child received medical attention following the discovery in the town of Grimsby.

The newborn was found Sunday at around 5 p.m. after a resident heard the cries of a baby coming from the wheelie bin, according to Nottinghamshire Live. The concerned resident lifted the lid of the brown garden waste bin and found the baby among grass cuttings inside.

The baby's discovery spurred a large response by Humberside Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service. First responders arrived within minutes and took the baby to the hospital.

Investigators had managed to find the baby’s young mother and took her to the hospital as well.

“We received a call at 4.58 p.m. on June 19, to a private address in Grimsby. The caller reported a medical emergency. We sent two crewed ambulances and two patients were taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital,” An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said.

The police reportedly went door-to-door and spoke with residents, who were shocked by the news of the infant.

“The mum must have been too young to understand or did not want anyone to know she was pregnant,” one resident told Grimsby Live. “We only hope she gets the care she needs and her baby.”

Officials did not reveal details about the circumstances that led to the child being left in the wheelie bin.

In a statement to Grimsby Live, Humberside Police said, “Officers are in attendance at a property on Winchester Avenue following reports of concerns for safety earlier this evening (Sunday 19 June). Assistance has been provided to those concerned. There are no issues or risks to the wider community.”

A similar incident was reported this month after a newborn baby was found abandoned in a sack in Uttar Pradesh, India. A man found the baby with ants crawling all over his body inside a garbage dump. Cops were informed, and the baby was taken to the hospital, where doctors said it was a “miracle” the infant survived.

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