The sun had barely been up an hour when Gus Hutt reached the shoreline of Matata Beach, which borders the Bay of Plenty on the northern coast of New Zealand, at around 7:15 am on October 26. He was there to check his fishing lines, he later explained and said he noticed something floating in the water.
He reached in and pulled out what looked like a doll. Then the doll squeaked.
“Oh god, this is a baby and it’s alive,” Hutt recalled to the Whakatane Beacon. The baby, he described, seemed so still and his face looked “porcelain”. Read the full story here ▶