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Milwaukee bus driver rescues wandering youngster

Milwaukee bus driver rescues wandering youngster

MCTS says the lost boy, who was less than a year old, was wearing just a diaper and onesie when driver Irena Ivic spotted him December 22 along her route in Milwaukee.

An on-duty bus driver in Milwaukee knew what she had to do when she saw a young boy when a baby wandering around alone near busy streets. The child was barefoot - and wearing just a onesie and diaper.

The video later shows Ivic stopping her bus, running across the street, picking up the crying child and carrying her to the bus.

"Oh my God, I was so upset", she told KTLA sister station WITI in Milwaukee. The baby was unharmed.

A passenger then gave the child her coat to help keep the girl warm until the fire and police departments arrived on the scene.

WITI spoke with Hasan Ali Abdul Kasim, the baby's father. Officers later reunited the toddler with his father.

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Milwaukee police told FOX6 News no charges were filed in this case.

On Thursday afternoon, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and MCTS officials honored Ivic.

"She did a lot more than her job".

Ms Ivic said she was grateful she was in the right place at the right time to keep the baby safe. "I don't take that kind of compassion for granted". MCTS later learned the baby is less than a year old.

This is the ninth lost or missing child to be found by bus drivers in recent years, according to MCTS.