US baby dies after family dog found 'just lying on her' on New Year's Eve

A man woke to find the four-month-old unconscious.
A man woke to find the four-month-old unconscious. Photo credit: File

A four-month-old baby has died after she was reportedly found with the family dog lying on top of her, police say.

A man called emergency services around 7pm on New Year's Eve to a home in Montgomery County, Ohio.

The man said he woke to find the dog on top of Raelynn Larrison, who was unconscious and not breathing, Dayton Daily News reported.

"She's not breathing. My baby ain't breathing," the man told the dispatcher.

Four-month-old Raelynn Larrison.
Four-month-old Raelynn Larrison. Photo credit: GoFundMe

The man said he didn't know what happened, but that "the puppy was just lying on her." 

The girl was taken to Dayton Children's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police say.

The baby's death is under investigation.

A GoFoundMe page has been set up to raise money for her funeral.