A 17-month-old boy is dead after lying alone in a steaming car in Pembroke Pines for eight hours after one of his parents parked the car and went to work, police say.
Pembroke Pines police said the car was on Friday night at Memorial Hospital Pembroke near the 2200 block of North University Drive. First aiders, who have received a call for medical aid, came to the baby around 5 pm.
Temperatures were on Friday afternoon in the upper to mid-nineties, according to the National Weather Service.
According to Miami Herald's news partner CBS4, parents had the child seated in the car seat, turned off the engine, and the windows rolled up after they got to work. About eight hours later, after it was determined that the child was still in the car, the parents called 91
" Regrettably, CPR rescue and firefighter transports did not prevent an unfortunate tragedy and the child was declared dead," said the department in a statement. "The investigation remains active."
The police said that the toddler's parents who were not identified had been questioned, released, and had contacted a lawyer, Lawrence Hashish, according to Sun Sentinel.
"We do not know all the facts yet," Hashish told the Sentinel.