Belmont County baby clings to life as officials investigate incident that led to injuries

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A baby remains at Ruby Memorial WVU Children’s Hospital in Morgantown after an incident that’s now under official scrutiny.

Police say it happened at 10:34 a.m., Dec. 4 in St. Clairsville.

They were dispatched to a unit in a trailer park involving a baby that was not breathing.

The police officer arrived after the E-Squad, and saw the situation was critical.

“Upon my officer’s arrival, he witnessed Cumberland Trail E-Squad and paramedics performing CPR on a seven month old child.” said Chief Jeff Henry of the St. Clairsville Police Department. “The child was transported, not breathing. Right now, there’s cause to warrant an investigation.”

The baby was originally taken to Wheeling Hospital then transferred to Ruby Memorial.

St. Clairsville Police, Belmont County Children’s Services and the Belmont County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating jointly.

They have not arrested anyone at this point.

But officials say that information being provided by the person who was caring for the baby is “inconsistent” with what doctors are telling the prosecutor.

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