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11 December 2023

Baby falls into river and dies


Authorities say a baby has fallen into a river in Ohio and has died.

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office in western Ohio said several people were riding in a flotation watercraft in the Mad River around 2 p.m. Tuesday when it hit debris south of a bridge on State Route 55 and capsized. Authorities said the baby reportedly fell from its mother’s lap into the water.

Recovery crews found the baby about three hours later amid debris in the river. Life-saving measures were administered, but the child was pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities didn’t immediately release the baby’s age or gender.

Others thrown into the river when the watercraft capsized were rescued by deputies and other emergency personnel.

The sheriff’s office and the county’s coroner are investigating.