LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Police in South Florida say an 11-month-old baby died after being left inside a sport utility vehicle parked outside their apartment near Fort Lauderdale.
Lauderhill police spokesman Gregory Solowsky says the baby's parents and four other children were unloading groceries on Wednesday afternoon and forgot to get the baby out of the vehicle. He says about an hour later, they realized the baby wasn't in the house. They returned to the Ford Explorer and found the baby inside.
They called 911 and began CPR. But the child was unresponsive.
Solowsky says paramedics continued to administer CPR on the way to the hospital, but the child was declared dead Wednesday evening.
He says the parents are being cooperative with the investigation and that the entire family is extremely distraught.