An Ohio coroner says a 7-month-old boy whose heart was being operated on was flushed with alcohol instead of saline and died.

Hamilton County Coroner O'dell Owens says Tressel Meinardi of Richmond, Ind., died Aug. 21 at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. Owens says the boy's family has been told and that there's "no question a mistake was made."

The hospital says it cannot comment because of federal privacy laws.

Messages seeking further details were left at the coroner's office and at the home of Meinardi's parents.