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Infant taken to hospital after being trapped under decomposing father

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PLEASANT HILL, La. – An 11-month-old girl was hospitalized after being trapped underneath the decomposing body of her father for three days.

According to The Times, 43-year-old Jason Fields appeared to be sitting on the side of the bed when he fell backward and died.

The newspaper claims Fields landed on his 11-month-old daughter.

Authorities say the little girl had a noticeable dark indentation on the right side of her forehead from being wedged against the wall and under the body of her father.

Officials say the child was dehydrated and suffered from blistering skin.

Sheriff’s deputies came to the family home after the girl’s 5-year-old brother went next door for help.