A fisherman rescued a toddler on the coast of New Zealand after spotting the child floating face down in the water.
Gus Hutt found the boy at around 7 am on October 26 at Matata near Whakatane in the country's north Island, while fishing from the beach.
"His face looked just like porcelain with his short hair weted down, but then … he let out a little squeak and I thought, 'Oh, God, this is a baby and it's alive.' "
" As he floats past I thought he was just a doll, "Hutt told the New Zealand Herald.
" His face looked just like porcelain with his short hair wetted down, but then … he let
CNN has attempted to contact Hutt for further comment.
It has been widely reported that the boy had escaped from the tent of his parents, who were staying at a holiday camp nearby.
A spokesman from New Zealand police said "The child was soon removed from the water by the informant at the scene and began breathing again, and was taken to hospital." for a checkup in a moderate condition. "
The co-owner of Murphy's Holiday Camp, Rebecca Salter, told CNN that Hutt's wife alerted the campsite after finding the child, and brought him back to be wrapped in a towel.  New Zealand's police spokesman said that authorities were not investigating the incident any further.