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6 month old killed while in her mother's arms when dad was taking a picture... *PIOG*

Posted by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:34 AM
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NEW YORK CITY — A 6-month-old baby was killed Saturday and her mother injured by a falling tree branch at New York's Central Park Zoo.

Police said the 33-year-old New Jersey woman was posing with her baby in front of the sea lion exhibit and her husband was taking their picture when the branch fell.

The woman and infant were taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where the baby was pronounced dead. The mother is listed in stable condition.

Police identified the baby as Gianna Ricciutti of Union City, N.J.

Max Pulsinelli, a spokesman for the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the zoo, said he could not comment on the accident beyond what the police had said.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family," he said.

It's the second fatality caused by a tree branch this year at Central Park.

A 46-year-old man died in February when a branch heavy from snow fell and hit him.

In July 2009, a Google engineer was knocked unconscious after being hit on the head by a rotted tree branch at the park.

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johnny4ever
by Bronze Member on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:34 AM

 omg

mom2ljh
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Wow, that is heartbreaking.  :(

Audreesmommy757
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:35 AM
Wow...how horrible
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rosadnr
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:35 AM

How sad! Praying for the family!!

wilesmomma
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:36 AM
That is horrible! I couldn't even imagine.
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Cyn_
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:37 AM
wow unreal, :(
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ArronsMomma
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:40 AM

so awful my heart goes out to them

Tiger420
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:42 AM
Omg...
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katiecat87
by on Jun. 27, 2010 at 8:44 AM

This is horrible. I couldn't even imagine.

nikabear
by Bronze Member on Jun. 27, 2010 at 9:15 AM
wow, very very sad, my heart and prayers go out to this family during this sorrowful time:o(
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