Friday, July 7, 2017

7-Week-Old Baby Dies in Hot Car in Mary Esther, Florida

Associated Press
Published: July 6, 2017

An infant died after being left in a vehicle for 8 hours over the weekend in Mary Esther, Florida, authorities said.
The 7-week-old child was discovered in the car Sunday night, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.
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The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says dispatchers received a 911 call around 9:30 p.m. The baby had been discovered dead inside a van at a family member's home. A family member was not aware the child's mother had placed the baby in a rear-facing car seat inside the vehicle after church.
The National Weather Service says Sunday's maximum heat index was 104 degrees. So far this year, 18 children have died in hot cars in the United States, according to a website that keeps track of the fatalities. On average, 37 children die in hot cars in the U.S. each year, the website also said.
Mary Esther is located about 3 miles southwest of Fort Walton Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast.
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