Baby dies in fall to floor during delivery

AURORA, CO (KUSA/CNN) – The University of Colorado Hospital is investigating the death of a newborn who fell to the floor during delivery and died.

"He hit the floor and slid under the bed," said the father, Martin Aguirre.

Although Jennifer Hernandez, the baby's mother, was told her son would have a birth defect and may not live, she hoped for the best.

"To me, it didn't matter the way he was going to be born, just as long as my son was going to be born," Aguirre said.

Aguirre's mother, Georgia Medina, says it was a horrifying moment.

"I don't think I'll ever forget when the baby slid," Medina said.

Family members say they believe the baby was alive, but when nurses and doctors took the baby to be cleaned and examined, he was dead.

"I wish, if God could just put the steps back, I wish he would have took me and not my grandson," Medina said.

A spokesperson for the University of Colorado Hospital says a team is reviewing what happened. The cause of death may be released in the next few days.

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