Baby boy dies in parked ve­hi­cle

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - - Local - Tonya Alanez

A 17-month-old boy died Fri­day af­ter he was left for “an ex­tended num­ber of hours” in a parked ve­hi­cle, Pem­broke Pines po­lice said.

The ve­hi­cle with the child in it was in a park­ing lot in the 2200 block of North Univer­sity Drive, south of Sheri­dan Street, when paramedics ar­rived about 5 p.m. and tried to re­sus­ci­tate the lit­tle boy, said Sgt. Adam Feiner, a spokesman for the agency.

“Re­gret­tably, CPR life-sav­ing ef­forts and fire res­cue trans­port did not pre­vent an un­for­tu­nate tragedy,” Feiner said.

The par­ents’ names were not re­leased and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­mains ac­tive.

Feiner em­pha­sized how hot and deadly parked cars can be.

“Leav­ing a child in a car is a year-long haz­ard, but it is es­pe­cially deadly dur­ing the sum­mer months when tem­per­a­tures can climb above 100 de­grees within min­utes,” he said.

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