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Tornado Baby Found in Field Dies

Angel Babcock joins parents, 2 siblings in death after killer storm
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2012 11:25 PM CST
Updated Mar 5, 2012 4:19 AM CST

(Newser) – A baby girl dropped alive in an Indiana field by a tornado that killed the rest of her family has succumbed to her injuries. Little Angel Babcock, 15 months old, suffered severe head injuries. “Angel has been reunited with her parents,” said her grandfather, Jack Brough. She was surrounded by relatives as the family decided to remove the baby from life support. Doctors “told us they had done everything they could do for her and that her brain was no longer functioning,” Brough told the Louisville Courier-Journal. “It’s one of the hardest decisions we’ve ever had to make, but we didn’t want her to suffer anymore. It is time for her to be reunited with her parents and her brother and sister.”

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Angel's parents huddled with their three children on the floor of their trailer home last week, praying, minutes before they were sucked up by a tornado and flung across the road. All died except for Angel, who was found alive in a nearby field, and became the one bright spot of hope in the devastating series of tornados that tore through Indiana and Kentucky, and claimed at least 39 lives. “It’s so hard to think that they were all here" the day before the tornado, said Angel's aunt. "And then, they are all gone. All of them. I just don’t understand why it had to be them." (Read more tornado stories.)

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