The Eagle Pass 911 services received an emergency call at approximately 4:40 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 regarding a young child trapped inside a vehicle at the Eagle Pass High school parking lot.
The Eagle Pass Fire and Police Department rushed to the scene. Upon arrival Police officials found a unresponsive young infant inside a vehicle.
A Police officer is reported to have began to try to revive the child, performing CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) arrived moments after and continued the rescue efforts on the child as she was transported to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Centers Emergency Room.
Tragically the seven month old baby succumbed to heat related injuries and died.
Law Enforcement officials announced the child’s death almost two hours after she was rushed to the hospital in attempts to save her life.
The child is believed to have been left inside the vehicle for more than 6 hours. The parents are reported to both be employees of the Eagle Pass Independent School District.