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COON RAPIDS, Minn. (WCCO) – An 8-month-old baby died at a Coon Rapids, Minn. day care on Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the baby boy was put to sleep at about 1:15 p.m. at the in-home day care along Drake Street Northwest.

At 3 p.m., the care provider went to check on the child and noticed he was not breathing. Emergency services were contacted immediately and crews took the child to Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said the day care provider is being “completely cooperative” with investigators.

There were no signs of trauma or abuse, and foul play is not suspected.

The cause of death will be determined pending autopsy results.

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