Eight-Month-Old Baby Found Alive in Louisiana Field After Going Missing Overnight

Missing infant found safe in Louisiana field | CREDIT: BATON ROUGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

An 8-month-old baby has been located in a field after going missing overnight, in what officials are hailing as a “miracle” discovery.

The baby boy — whose name is Niguel Jackson, according to local station WAFB — was recovered Wednesday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the city’s police department announced on social media.

“The infant was taken to a local hospital for precautionary medical treatment,” the Facebook post read. “It’s believed that the mother suffered apparent medical issues.”

“No charges are pending at this point in time. This investigation remains ongoing,” officials added.

Both the police department and Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services were involved in the hours-long search for Niguel, who was eventually located in a field from a police helicopter, The Advocate reported.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Jen Juneau