There are pics and video at The Age website but I'm crap at embedding on an iPad.
MAY 28, 2013 - 5:22 PM ARTICLE 1 OF 12
Crying abandoned newborn rescued from sewer pipe
Amazing discovery: The newborn baby boy was rescued from a sewage pipe after being flushed down a toilet.
Firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewer pipe directly beneath a residential building's toilet commode.
China's state television CCTV reported that the infant was found in the sewer pipe in a building in Jinhua city, Zhejiang Province about 5pm on Saturday afternoon after residents reported the sound of a baby crying.
Firefighters had to remove the pipe and take it to a nearby hospital, where doctors carefully cut around it to rescue the baby boy inside, the report said.
The boy was believed to be in a stable condition and the police were looking for his parents, state television added.
There are frequent reports in Chinese media of babies being abandoned, often shortly after birth - a problem often attributed to young mothers unaware they were pregnant.
The problem is compounded by China's strict family planning rules which places greater value on boys than girls.
This particular case has been widely discussed on China's Twitter-like service Sina Weibo due to the graphic nature of the footage, with calls for the parents to be severely punished.
"The parents who did this have hearts even filthier than that sewage pipe," wrote one user.
Fairfax NZ and Reuters