Infant Found Not Breathing at Day Care; Dies at Hospital

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BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – A four-month-old child has died after being rushed to Marshall Medical South in Boaz.

Police responded to a call of an unresponsive child around 3:00 p.m. Monday at the Sweet Pea Learning Academy and Day Care.

Authorities say CPR was being administered to a four-month-old boy who had stopped breathing.

Paramedics continued CPR before taking the child to Marshall Medical South.

The child was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say a child care worker had placed the infant in a crib for a nap.

The child was found not breathing a short time later.

Police say foul play is not suspected in this case.

It is not known if the child had any medical conditions that may have been a factor in his death.

Officers say the entire day care staff is certified in CPR and those certifications are up to date.

Police say day care employees have been very cooperative in the investigation which is ongoing.

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