Baby accidentally smothered, dies, Marion County deputies say

Published On: Jan 07 2014 04:13:23 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 07 2014 04:52:57 PM EST

A Marion County infant died after he was accidentally smothered by a family member who fell asleep with the infant on her chest, according to deputies.

Deputies said they were called to the home on Southeast 45th Avenue in Belleview early Monday morning after the family member fell asleep with the infant on her chest and rolled over sometime throughout the night, accidentally smothering the baby.

The Department of Children and Families is investigating. No charges have been filed.

Health officials say the best place for babies to sleep is in a crib or bassinet in your room, not in your bed.


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