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Mar 23, 2017 4:59 PM

Baby, mother found living in woods behind Portsmouth church

PORTSMOUTH - A woman was found living in a tent in the woods behind a church with her 4-month-old baby on Tuesday.

Two police officers made contact with them at a makeshift campsite behind St. Catherine's Church in Portsmouth, according to

The woman and the baby were transported to the hospital Tuesday morning to be examined. Both are in good health and are receiving state services.

State Division of Children Youth and Families sent staff to meet the woman and the baby at the hospital. Police said that public help wasn't necessary and that the DCYF will help.

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