In a sad story out of Burlington, it has now been confirmed a three year old boy died of hyperthermia on Wednesday, consistent with being left in a vehicle and exposed to high temperatures for an extended period of time.
Data from The Weather Network indicates temperatures reached 26 C in Burlington on Wednesday. Studies have shown the temperature inside a closed vehicle can rise above 45 C, sufficient to cause heat stroke.
Halton Regional Police say that officers got a call at about 5:30 p.m. on May 23, from a “hysterical” man, indicating that a child was in a vehicle and was not breathing. When emergency crews arrived, the child was outside of a grey Ford Escape and paramedics pronounced him dead.
Police say the investigation is continuing and although family members have been notified, no charges have been laid to date.
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