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North Florida Baby Dies of Accidental Smothering

A mother accidentally fell asleep and rolled over on her baby.

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    Deputies say a 5-week-old north Florida baby is dead after his mother fell asleep with him on her chest and rolled over on him during the night.

    A man told deputies his girlfriend went to the living room to wake up her daughter Monday morning and didn't see the baby.

    The Ocala Star-Banner reports the baby was under the woman, wedged in some cushions. They immediately called 911 and a paramedic pronounced the baby dead at 6:46 a.m.

    The Department of Children and Families sent an investigator to the scene.

    No further details were immediately available.