Baby Pulled from Lake Dies 23 Jan 13

A baby girl has died after being pulled from her family’s submerged vehicle in Lake Minnetonka last week.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner reports 8-month-old Tabitha Markle of Minnetrista died Monday at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning.

Reports say the girl was strapped in the backseat when the SUV went through the ice late Friday afternoon.

Hennepin County authorities say the father was driving his wife, 2-year-old daughter, and the baby girl home when he took a shortcut across the ice. Rescue personnel pulled the baby from the SUV. The other family members were also treated.