News

Watkins Girl, 4, dies wedged between bed, wall

Watkins Girl, 4, dies wedged between bed, wall Click to Enlarge Photo:

Feb 28, 2014 at 4:30 am

WATKINS, Minn. (AP) — A 4-year-old central Minnesota girl has died after authorities say she became wedged between her bed and her bedroom wall.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office calls the death an accident.

Anca Altenburg of Watkins told officials that her daughter, Brianna, had gone upstairs Wednesday evening to play in her room. When the mother went to check on her daughter 20 minutes later, the girl was unresponsive.

Emergency crews brought Brianna to Meeker Memorial Hospital, but she could not be revived.

An autopsy is being performed, and the sheriff's office is still investigating.

Officials say the girl had a loft-style bed raised almost four feet off the ground, and there were cubicles and drawers underneath the mattress.

Watkins is about 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

Abby Faulkner

Posted By Abby Faulkner

Assistant News Director

Abby Faulkner's Profile

Leave a Comment

Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 88
Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 88 Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 88 Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 88 Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/block_view.php on line 304 Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/block_view.php on line 311 Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 88 Warning: require_once(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 48 Warning: require_once(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 293 Warning: require_once(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 293 Warning: require_once(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 153 Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/block_view.php on line 304 Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/block_view.php on line 311

Current Weather

For Central Minnesota

Temp: 8°F (-13°C)

Dewpoint: 2

Wind: 8 E

Weather: light snow

Full Forecast | Live Radar

Warning: include(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/block_view.php on line 321 Warning: require_once(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 48 Warning: require_once(): Unable to allocate memory for pool. in /var/www/vhosts/knsiradio.com/concrete/core/libraries/loader.php on line 48

Community Calendar