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Otter Tail County infant death believed to be accidental

December 3, 2018

Authorities say the death of a one-month old baby in northwestern Minnesota is believed to be accidental.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has joined the Otter Tail County County Sheriffs Office in investigating the death, which occurred Saturday near Underwood.

Sheriffs deputies and first responders arrived at the home on the 31000 block of Hwy. 1 about 5:05 a.m. and found a baby unconscious and not breathing. A family member was giving the baby CPR, said Lt. Keith Van Dyke of the sheriffs office.

Despite life saving efforts by medical personnel and law enforcement, the baby was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time it is believed the death is accidental, Van Dyke said.

An autopsy was being conducted Sunday by the Midwest Medical Examiners Office.

Tim Harlow 612-673-7768

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