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The man reportedly called the police to say that he found the child unconscious and that he was not breathing under the dog.
A 4-month-old girl died on New Year’s Eve after an apparent accident involving a dog in Ohio.
Dayton’s Raelynn Larrison was pronounced dead Thursday night at Dayton Children’s Hospital, the Dayton Daily News reported, citing the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
The Montgomery County coroner’s office identified her as Raelynn Larrison of Dayton. https://t.co/5OxZLYGnwb
— WTOL 11 (@WTOL11Toledo) January 1, 2021
The Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center told WRGT that crews responded to the children’s home at around 7pm. after a man called the emergency health services to report, he woke up and found a dog on his baby.
The man said the baby was not breathing and passed out, the Daily News reported.
The breed of the dog involved in the incident remains unclear, though neighbor Lonnie Dapier called it “large” and said the animal had previously been released from the family home.
“God bless this baby and I just hope the dog is treated somehow so that nobody gets hurt,” Dapier told WRGT.
The cause and modalities of the child’s death are not yet known, according to the Daily News, and the death continues to be investigated by the Dayton Police Department, which did not respond immediately upon request for comment from PEOPLE.
A GoFundMe page that raised money for Raelynn’s funeral called the death an “unexpected tragedy”.
“We have lost our lovely four month old granddaughter,” the page read. “Please help us any way you can so we can rest this beautiful girl.”
Neither the coroner’s office nor the dispatch center responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.