Baby dies after being left for 'several hours' in hot car as temperatures reach 32C

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Baby dies after being left for 'several hours' in hot car as temperatures reach 32C
The baby was found by Bay County Sheriff’s Office deputies (file image) (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The child was reportedly left for 'several hours' in a car at a home in Panama City, Florida as temperatures reached 32C. The infant is the 21st child to die of 'vehicular heatstroke' in the US this year

A baby who was left in a hot car has died after temperatures reached 32C.

An investigation has been launched after police said the child was left in the car for "several hours" at a home in Florida.

The baby was found by Bay County Sheriff’s Office deputies after they were called to a home in Panama City, the force said in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement read: "The Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Canal Avenue in Panama City in reference to a medical call involving an infant.

"Deputies arrived and discovered a newborn had been left in a vehicle for possibly several hours.

"The deputy began CPR and EMS arrived within minutes. The infant was pronounced dead at the scene.

"BCSO Criminal Investigations is conducting a death investigation and speaking to witnesses to establish a time line of events."

Temperatures reached as high as 32C in the area on Wednesday, USA Today reports.

The baby was the 21st child to die of 'vehicular heatstroke' in the US this year and the seventh in the last month.

Earlier this week, a mum was arrested after her three-year-old daughter died after passing out in a 38C car in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Tianna Jones, 23, is accused of child abuse following the death of her daughter Delilah.

Jones called police after waking up and realising her daughter was missing.

A police report said she had fallen asleep during the day after partying and using drugs the night before. 

 

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