Rescuers Pull 4-Month-Old Baby From Nepal Earthquake Rubble

04/29/2015 04:58 pm ET | Updated May 07, 2015

Members of the Nepalese army performed an amazing rescue on Sunday, pulling a 4-month-old boy from the rubble after Saturday's devastating earthquake.

The baby was trapped for about 22 hours, according to Kathmandu Today. Officials tried to rescue the baby on Saturday, but were unsuccessful and gave up around midnight. The boy's father, Shyam Awal, heard his cries that night and the army returned the next morning and saved the baby.

The boy, Sonit Awal, was taken to a local hospital to be examined, but reportedly avoided any serious injury in the ordeal.

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In this Sunday, April 26, 2015, photo taken by Amul Thapa and provided by KathmanduToday.com, four-month-old baby boy Sonit Awal is held up by Nepalese Army soldiers after being rescued from the rubble of his house in Bhaktapur, Nepal (Amul Thapa/KathmanduToday.com via AP)

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake has claimed at least 5,200 lives, but several remarkable rescue stories have emerged since the weekend.

An elderly woman was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building on Tuesday and one 40-year-old mother was rescued after 36 hours. One man was rescued after 60 hours and another was even found alive after 80 hours under rubble.

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In this Sunday, April 26, 2015, photo taken by Amul Thapa and provided by KathmanduToday.com, four-month-old baby boy Sonit Awal is held up by Nepalese Army soldiers after being rescued from the rubble of his house in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (Amul Thapa/KathmanduToday.com via AP)

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In this Sunday, April 26, 2015, photo taken by Amul Thapa and provided by KathmanduToday.com, four-month-old baby boy Sonit Awal is held up by Nepalese Army soldiers after being rescued from the rubble of his house in Bhaktapur, Nepal (Amul Thapa/KathmanduToday.com via AP)

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