Sunday 25 February 2018

Seven month old baby girl has died after tragic incident

Limerick University hospital
Limerick University hospital
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

An infant girl has died after apparently suffering heat stroke.

The seven month old girl from Dundrum in Co Tipperary was discovered unresponsive at 1.45pm.

The child was apparently discovered by a shocked family member who raised the alarm.

She was immediately assessed by a local Dundrum GP who recommended that she receive an emergency airlift to University Hospital Limerick (UHL).

The helicopter was met by paramedics at Kickham's GAA pitch shortly before 3pm and the child was immediately rushed to UHL in a critical condition.

Tragically, despite the best efforts by surgeons to stabilise the little girl's condition, she was pronounced dead shortly after 5pm.

The child's distraught family rushed to be by her hospital bedside in Limerick.

They were being comforted last night by family, friends and neighbours.

Dundrum locals said they were "totally shocked" by the tragedy.

A Garda investigation is underway and a file on the matter will be prepared for the Tipperary County Coroner.

However, it is understood the incident is being treated as an appalling accident.

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