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Central Minn. 4-Year-Old Dies Wedged Between Bed, Wall

Updated: 02/28/2014 5:37 AM
Created: 02/27/2014 4:36 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Police are investigating the death of a 4-year-old child who was found pinned between her bed and wall Wednesday afternoon in Watkins.

According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a 911 call came in around 5:45 p.m. from Anca Altenburg that she found her daughter, Brianna Altenburg, unresponsive.

The mother said her daughter went upstairs to her bedroom to play and when she went to check on her, about 20 minutes later, she found her.

It was a loft-style, manufactured bed, that was about 45 inches high, with cubicles and drawers beneath the mattress.

The girl was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital. Hospital personnel attempted to revive the child but were unsuccessful.

Watkins is about 25 miles southwest of St. Cloud.

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