They found the child in the car and called 911 at 5:21 p.m. In an effort to save the infant’s life, they administered CPR. Law enforcement and emergency services arrived and continued to perform CPR.
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The child was transported to Hutcheson Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff department’s release.
Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson said that temperatures in the car could have soared, estimating that in 15 minutes they could reach between 131 and 172 degrees.
The child’s body was to be taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, but the investigation will be conducted by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office, according to Scott Dutton, a spokesman for the GBI.