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10-Month-Old Baby Dies After Being Left Alone In Hot Car

A 10-month-old baby boy has died after being left alone in a hot car outside of a Waffle House restaurant in Austin, Texas.

According to police, the baby was found not breathing and unconscious inside an unlocked car around 2:45 p.m. Employees of the restaurant were able to get the baby out of the car before police arrived.

"The car was not on, they didn't have to break a window or anything like that," said Corporal Chad Martinka of the Austin Police Department. "They were able to unlock the door and get the child out."

When the boy was found, he was in the back seat of the car. The car was not running and the windows were rolled up.

A Waffle House employee called 911, retrieved the child from the car, and brought him inside, where he or she attempted to perform CPR. Medics also performed CPR on the baby when they arrived, but they were not able to resuscitate him.

Martinka said that in the summer heat, a car's temperature can rise 20 to 30 degrees in just ten minutes.

Police are working to establish a relationship between the driver and the baby. No arrests had been made as of Friday.

Sources: Fox 17, KXAN

Photo Credit: Screenshot via Fox 17


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