"She’s not breathing. My baby ain’t breathing,” the man told the dispatcher. He was wailing and begging for help. He said he didn’t know what happened but that “the puppy was just lying on her.”
A 4-month-old girl bid farewell to the world on New Year's eve after she was found unconscious after an accident involving a dog in Ohio, reports PEOPLE. Raelynn Larrison of Dayton was pronounced dead at Dayton Children’s Hospital on 31st December, according to the Dayton Daily News as per the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center revealed that they responded to a call around 7 p.m. after a man called 911 to say that his daughter was not breathing after he found the dog lying on top of her.
4-Month-Old Girl Dies After She's Found Unconscious with Dog Lying on Top of Her: Report https://t.co/ODNs8xJ2z1— People (@people) January 1, 2021
“She’s not breathing. My baby ain’t breathing,” the man told the dispatcher. He was wailing and begging for help by then. He said he didn’t know what happened but that “the puppy was just lying on her.” The breed of the dog hasn't been revealed, but neighbor Lonnie Dapier described it as “big” and said the animal had gotten out of the family’s house before. “God bless that child and I just hope they get that dog taken care of one way or the other so it won't injure anyone else," Dapier told WRGT. The child's death remains under investigation at the Dayton Police Department.
Oh how sad! 😞 My heart breaks! God bless the family!— Kim Budreau (@budreau2010) January 1, 2021
A GoFundMe page was started to raise funds for Raelynn's funeral expenses. The page reads: A unexpected tragedy happen last night 12/31/2020 when we lost our beautiful four-month niece. Please help in any way you possibly can so that we can lay this beautiful girl to rest. The fundraiser managed to raise a little less than $8,000. We reported another unfortunate incident where another 4-month-old baby was found dead after she was forgotten in a daycare van for five hours. According to PEOPLE, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office released a statement on their Facebook page following her death and assured that the driver and co-owner of the daycare's van, Darryl Ewing had been "booked into jail for child neglect."
Something is off here about this story. I hope they do a thorough investigation.— Vickie Conyers (@TweetsWithMyCat) January 1, 2021
The baby was reportedly left unattended in the van which was parked under the scorching sun and the baby suffered a "heart-related injury" which subsequently resulted in her death. That day the temperatures in Jacksonville touched 92 degrees, revealed Jacksonville Sheriff’s Assistant Chief Brian Kee at a news conference. 56-year-old Ewing picked up the infant and brought her to the Florida daycare, Love and Hope, at 8:25 a.m. after which the kids were offloaded by the co-owner who drove the van and took it to the daycare center’s building. There was no other employee present in the van or when Ewing offloaded the kids.
It's never the dog's fault. It's every bit the humans who are responsible for their dogs and the kids.— bad-skittle ☭Ⓥ (@leninm1984) January 2, 2021
Following this, Ewing parked the van in front of the daycare leaving the baby strapped into the third row of the van unattended till afternoon. The poor baby was unresponsive when first responders showed up at the site. In a statement, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said that the baby was pronounced dead on arrival. Police and rescue personnel arrived and found the victim inside the daycare unresponsive. The victim was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased, it said. After a preliminary investigation, it was brought to light that Ewing was supposed to maintain a separate log of all children that were placed in the van.
We all know it’s adorable that they love them so much. It’s just not always safe for the baby. I pray for this family and their terrible loss. 😰🥲— just me (@Terrij7Terri) January 2, 2021