N. Fla. baby dies of accidental smothering

Published On: Jan 08 2014 11:53:02 AM EST
BELLEVIEW, Fla. -

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.