02/17/2013 10:16 EST | Updated 04/19/2013 05:12 EDT

Newborn moves after being declared dead, now in stable condition

TORONTO - A pair of Toronto police officers are being credited for helping save a newborn who had been declared dead.

It happened after the mother went into labour while walking to a hospital Sunday morning and gave birth on the sidewalk in freezing cold weather.

Paramedics rushed the mother and baby girl to hospital, where the child was declared dead.

Police, who were standing over the baby until the coroner arrived, noticed the sheet covering it's body move.

They found a pulse and alerted doctors.

The baby is now listed in stable condition.