Rapides Parish child dies from heat exhaustion

HINESTON, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old boy has died of heat exhaustion after being trapped inside a car.

According to Chief Deputy Herman Walters, the child was playing outside with other children about 4 p.m. Monday when he apparently got into a car and couldn't get out. When the other children couldn't find the toddler and told the mother, she began to search for him and ultimately found him in the vehicle unconscious.

Temperatures on Monday in the area were in the high 90s. Walters says paramedics called to the scene tried to resuscitate the baby but couldn't. He was then airlifted to Rapides Regional

Hospital, where he later died. His name has not been released.

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