• 7-month-old dies in hot car in south Georgia, police say

    By: Action News Jax

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    CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. - Police say they are not releasing any additional information about the death of a 7-month-old who was found in a hot car in Camden County.

    Kingsland officers were called to called to a local motel after reports that an infant was not breathing, the police department said. The child was declared dead.

    Neighbors said the child was a little boy who was found outside the Quality Inn in Kingsland.

    One person said he tried to resuscitate the baby with infant CPR but it was too late. He said the infant was very hot.

    Temperatures in Camden County reached up to around 90 degrees on Tuesday. The heat index makes it feel more like 100 degrees outside. 

    Temperatures can rise quickly in an enclosed car. In 90 degree weather, the temperature inside a car can reach almost 110 degrees in 10 minutes. Temperatures reach almost 125 degrees within 30 minutes.

    No one has been taken into custody, according to the police department.

    The police department released a statement Tuesday evening, saying: 

    "The Kingsland Police Department is investigating an infant death. In the afternoon of June 19th, 2018, officers from the Kingsland Police Department were dispatched to a local motel in reference to an infant not breathing; upon police arrival to investigate, the child was declared deceased. 

    "No suspect(s) have been taken into custody at this time. 

    "We are attempting to handle the investigation with the utmost sensitivity and care out of respect for the family as possible to ensure the integrity of our investigation. Dealing with an infant death is hard enough for a family to deal with without added stress from publicity. 

    "We would like to ensure that our investigators have adequate time to conduct their investigation to accurately put the facts together before we release any further information. 

    "No additional information will be released at this time — including the baby’s time, place and cause of death; relation to the caller — until investigators conclude the investigation."

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