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Western Minnesota baby dies after mother's fall

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Mar 27, 2012 at 7:40 am

BOYD, Minn. (AP) - A baby girl has died after her mother suffered a medical condition and fell on top of her in western Minnesota.

The Lac qui Parle County sheriff's office was called to home three miles southwest of Boyd, Minn., on Thursday, March 22. When deputies arrived, they found 28-year-old Joyce Whitmore unresponsive and on top of her 15-day-old baby, Skylar Shipley.

Police say the baby suffocated.

Both were taken to the Dawson hospital, where the baby was pronounced dead. Whitmore was airlifted to another hospital in serious condition.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating along with the Lac qui Parle County sheriff's office, but foul play is not suspected.

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