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A 3-month-old boy has died after being left in a hot car in Washington, DC, authorities said.
Officers responded to a home shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday and found the baby, Aaron Boyd Jr., unconscious and not breathing, the DC Metropolitan Police Department said. Aaron was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The heat index, what temperature feels like, soared to 106 degrees in DC on Tuesday. It was unclear how long Aaron stayed in the black Honda Accord, police said.
Neverthelessan officer told Fox News that he suspects the boy stayed in the car for a couple of hours.
DC police said officers questioned the parents. However, it is not clear if the police found any crime or if it was just a tragic accident.
District officials are also reviewing whether the city’s Office of Unified Communications (OUC) handled the 911 call and response appropriately.after public safety advocate Dave Statter pointed out another possible delay in responding to 911.
On the police and fire radio recording site, “OpenMHZ”, you can listen to the dispatch of emergency teams at 6:01 pm for a baby “locked in a vehicle”.
Then they apparently cancel. About 8 minutes later, that’s when another dispatch to the same Park Road address is heard, this time noting “cardiac arrest.”
Around 6:28 pm, almost half an hour after the first dispatch to this emergency, that’s when first responders are heard taking the baby to Children’s National Hospital.
Paramedics told the hospital that while en route the baby was in cardiac arrest and had been given CPR by one of the parents for about 8 minutes, minutes later he was pronounced dead.
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