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Mother, baby in fatal leap

A 29-year-old woman committed suicide by leaping some 60 meters into the Corinth Canal with her 3-month-old son, who was also killed, police said yesterday. The woman’s body was found in the sea at about 2 a.m. yesterday while a local fisherman recovered the corpse of the child later in the morning. The woman probably jumped from the road bridge that passes over the canal, with the child in her arms, according to officers. The highest point of the cliffs that form the canal is 63 meters. Police did not name the 29-year-old but said that she worked at the casino in Loutraki, west of Athens. The woman’s family alerted officers after relatives found a handwritten note at her home. The details of the note were not made public. Police found the woman’s car near the bridge and called in rescue workers and the fire service to help look for her. The 29-year-old’s family told police that she had not shown any signs of suffering from serious problems.