Wednesday 18 October 2017

Baby dies after family 'forget child sitting in car' after unloading shopping

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

An 11-month-old baby died after being left inside a car parked outside the family's apartment near Fort Lauderdale, according to police in Florida.

The parents and four other children were unloading food and forgot to get the child out of the sports utility vehicle, said Lauderhill police spokesman Gregory Solowsky.

He said about an hour later, they realised the child was not in the house. They returned to the Ford Explorer and found the toddler inside.

They called 911 and began CPR. But the child was unresponsive.

Mr Solowsky said paramedics continued to administer CPR on the way to the hospital, but the child was declared dead on Wednesday evening.

He said the parents are being cooperative with the investigation and that the entire family is extremely distraught.

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