For most parents, welcoming a baby into the world is a long-awaited celebration.
This father evidently didn’t feel the same way when he made the cruel decision to throw his daughter off a cliff.
A baby who had been born for just six hours was peacefully resting in the Magui Health Centre, a Guangdong hospital in south China, back in October 2018.
Her father, who goes by the surname Li, wanted a son instead, so he stole her away, placing her into a nylon bag and sneaking out to a nearby forest.
He tossed her out over a cliff and left her for dead in the woods.
Magui police began their investigation, and soon they started to see evidence pointing towards Li’s guilt.
They questioned him and pressed him for answers until he finally admitted to dumping his baby daughter off a rural cliff – all because he had hoped for a son.
Officers hurried to the scene, believing all hope may be lost.
Rescuers sprung to work, slowly climbing down the very steep cliff area in order to look for the young girl.
At the time, they still believed she was long dead.
But then they heard something that shocked them: the distant crying noises of a baby, wailing for help.
Instead, she’d landed among tree branches, which protected her fall and prevented deadly impact damage.
Rescuers hurried to track her down based on her cries, and they found that she was just about 100 feet beneath the cliff’s edge, caught upon multiple tree branches.
A doctor and nurse took a quick look at the poor girl, still within a nylon bag, once rescuers returned her to safe ground.
Thankfully, there were virtually no serious injuries on the poor girl, and she was rushed to the hospital for further treatment and safe care.
Once she was given the all-clear, she was returned to the care of her mother, and she is now safe, sound, and healthy.