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Baby dies after falling into bucket in New Smyrna Beach home, police say

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – Officials with the New Smyrna Beach Police Department say a baby died after falling into a bucket that had a plastic bag inside.

Deputy Police Chief Jessica Paugh tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that officers found the baby unresponsive when they arrived at the home on Saturday.

In a heavily redacted report, police said they found the parents and two other people surrounding the 8-month-old baby boy in the front yard. They were attempting CPR.

Police have released few other details but the Florida Department of Children and Families said the 8-month-old baby fell into the bucket. The agency also said it had provided services involving a child at the home in the past five years.

According to DCF, the death is still under investigation.