Yesterday, local police and firefighters responded to a disturbing call near Vancouver, BC. A 16-month-old boy died after being left in a hot car in Burnaby, BC last night. Narcity has reached out to officials for a comment and more information on the deadly incident.
On Thursday, May 9, 2019, paramedics and firefighters were called to extract a child from a locked car in Burnaby, British Columbia. According to Global News, officials were called to the 5600 block of Inman Avenue at around 5:20 PM for an infant that was believed to be in distress.
Unknown sources confirmed to Global News that the child was a 16-month-old boy who had allegedly been left in the car for nine hours. According to the Vancouver Sun, the boy was reported to be unconscious in the car and for "a number of hours".
Acting Burnaby Fire Chief Dave Younger stated to Global News that the paramedics removed the child form the car and cared for them immediately. CPR was conducted and the child was taken to the hospital where he passed away.
RCMP have told the Vancouver Sun that the infant's father was located and both parents are being cooperative in the investigation.
Police are in the early stages of the investigation and are currently interviewing witnesses. They have also stated that they are “not at a point where any further information can be released.”
At this time, no arrests have been made.
Yesterday, 15 locations in BC broke records for having extremely hot weather. While Burnaby did not break records for their heat, it was very hot in the area. Younger says this is the wrong time to leave a child, animal, or anything in a vehicle.
As summer is around the corner, this is a very serious reminder to never leave your child or any living being trapped in a locked car without ventilation. As we can see, there are very serious and deadly consequences. Even though it may not seem to be very hot outside, the interior of a car can reach deadly levels in a short amount of time.
Narcity has reached out to both Burnaby RCMP and the fire department for more information.
More to come.