A 1-year-old boy is dead after he was found inside of a hot car parked outside a home in Delray Beach. The child had somehow gained entry into the car on his own unbeknownst to his parents.
He was due to turn 2 in a few weeks.
— Luli Ortiz (@LuliOrtizTV) July 15, 2017
Delray Beach police responded to the scene on NW Fifth Street, near Military Trail and Lake Ida Road, just after 3:15 p.m. Saturday and found the boy inside a BMW.
Police performed CPR and the child was transported to Bethesda Memorial Hospital by Delray Beach Fire Rescue where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Right now, police say it appears to be an accident.
Officers say the boy somehow gained access to the car while playing with other children at the home.
Police say the child may have been inside the car for up to two hours where temperatures this time of year in South Florida can reach 150 degrees inside the car.