Fort Bragg baby dies while at daycare
Published: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:19 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:19 p.m.
Fort Bragg Police are investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl who was discovered unresponsive Thursday while in the care of a daycare provider.
The infant was removed from life support early Friday morning.
Emergency crews were called to a home in the 300 block of Park Street in Fort Bragg at about 12:15 p.m. Thursday for an unresponsive infant. CPR was in progress when crews arrived.
The daycare provider told emergency personnel that the child was placed in a car carrier because the provider was going to take the girl for a walk. The daycare provider told crews that the child fell asleep so they did not go for a walk and the child was left in the carrier because the day care provider did not want to disturb the baby.
The daycare provider told crews that a short time later she went back to check on the infant and her lips were blue, she was not breathing and did not have a pulse.
A 911 call was made and CPR was in progress when emergency crews arrived on scene.
The infant was transported to Mendocino Coast District Hospital and was later flown by REACH helicopter to Oakland’s Children’s Hospital.
Fort Bragg Police were alerted at 12:35 a.m. Friday that the child was taken off life support.
Fort Bragg Police and the Alameda Coroner’s Officer are investigating the cause of death.
(Staff Writer Kerry Benefield can be reached at 526-8671, firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @benefield.)
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