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Baby dies after apparent fall at Raleigh home

Posted October 3, 2013
Updated October 4, 2013

— A 6-month-old boy died early Friday after authorities were called to a home on Stonybrook Drive in Raleigh about an apparent fall, police said.

Paramedics responded to the home, in the 3000 block of Stonybrook Drive, shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday.

The baby was taken to WakeMed and then transferred to Duke University Hospital, where he died.

Police haven't said whether the incident appears suspicious.

No other information has been released.


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  • mm23 Oct 9, 2013

    I hope it was just a tragic accident. As a parent, I know these things can happen. And at 6 mos babies are starting to roll, etc, so if you take your eyes and hands off of them, yes they can fall.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Oct 4, 2013

    Accidents happen. (To be fair, I have no kids, so I know zero about how they are at that age. I don't know if they walk then or sleep all night at that age - I'm clueless). However, accidents happen.

    Sometimes things can appear one way, very much so, and be completely the opposite.

  • 678devilish Oct 4, 2013

    This call for an absolute investigation.

  • 678devilish Oct 4, 2013

    How did this baby fall? Where was the person who was suppose to be watching this innocent baby? Someone did not protect this baby and that is so sad.

  • wkelley Oct 4, 2013

    The baby boy passed away last night.....bless his little soul.

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  • Obamacare for everyone Oct 4, 2013

    WRAL even sent a reporter out to the home last night minutes after it was reported. I mean.....really?

  • TeresaBee Oct 4, 2013

    I heard this come over the police scanner. The father was the only one home and said the child fell of a changing table or some piece of furniture, I don't remember which.

  • davido Oct 4, 2013

    This is so difficult for the parents. Babies are squirmy wriggly things. Anything can happen. Years ago I was holding my daughter normally when she suddenly shifted away from me and... out of my arms she went. Very thankfully, she landed on the sofa. It could have very well been a bad thing.

    My thoughts are with the baby and parents.

  • Scubagirl Oct 4, 2013

    there is NOT enough info yet to form concrete opinions. Granted it does sound a bit off but accidents DO happen, even to 6 month olds.