SC Police: Mom Said She Put Baby Girl in Creek; Search Ongoing

A desperate search continues in a South Carolina creek for a 5-month-old baby, whose mother is now facing charges.

A neighbor called police in Socastee Tuesday after talking to the little girl’s mother, 33-year-old Sarah Lane Toney, Fox affiliate WGHP-TV reported.

Authorities say the woman knocked on her door and said, "I put my baby in the water."

Police have since arrested Toney, first on separate charges and now for unlawful conduct toward a child, according to local reports.

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Dive teams and firefighters were deployed to help search the creek for "Baby Grace."

One local police officer described the waterway as a “rushing creek.”

“I cried. It is very upsetting,” Melissa Welch, a woman who lives nearby and saw search crews being deployed, told WGHP. “It is in God’s hands. All we can do is hope and pray.”