Baby Found Crawling in Greek City Street, Mother Questioned

September 30, 2021

ATHENS – The mother of a 13-year-old baby girl found crawling in a busy street – saved by an alert Red Cross volunteer who spotted it in the night – was questioned by police in the northern town of Elassona as to how it happened.

Eleni Ganatsiou, 26, who was driving home after midnight from a night out with friends, saw the child, stopped her car and jumped out to save it as a truck was coming behind her.

Local media reported the incident that happened in a residental suburb of the city of Larissa that left the rescuer so shocked and rattled she had to be tended to when police arrived after being called by a neighbor who heard her screaming.

“A truck was coming down the road behind me; I could see its headlights,”  Ganatsiou told Onlarissa.gr, explaining how she stopped her car and scooped the child up off the road.

The child was said to be unharmed and was taken into the custody of social services until an investigation has been finished.

The mother told social services workers she's an alcoholic and unable to care for the child. It wasn't said where the father was.


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