HURRICANE — An 11-month-old girl died Friday afternoon despite efforts to save her after she had been left in a vehicle in Hurricane City and was found not breathing. According to accuweather.com, outside temperatures from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ranged between 85-92 degrees.
At approximately 1:07 p.m., police officers and emergency medical service personnel were dispatched to the area of 50 E. 480 North in Hurricane after a report was received by St. George Communications Center that an infant had been left in a vehicle and was unresponsive, Hurricane Police Sgt. Brandon Buell said in a statement released Friday.
Upon arrival, responders found that the infant was not breathing, and CPR was being performed, Buell said in his statement. Paramedics arrived on scene and tended to the infant, who was then transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center by Life Flight medical helicopter in extreme critical condition.
“Detectives have conducted several interviews and have determined that the girl had been left in a vehicle; inside her car seat for a substantial period of time, with the vehicle not running,” Buell said in a second statement released Friday. “This situation did involve a family member.”
The Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
“We are saddened at the death of this infant child and our condolences go out to the family,” Buell said in his second statement.
This is a developing report based upon preliminary reports from authorities responding to the incident. The investigation is active and ongoing.
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