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Jackson police respond to infant left in vehicle

Posted: 3:44 PM, Aug 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-11 07:23:19-04

Police were notified from a concerned citizen who saw an infant in a car alone Tuesday.

Jackson police officers responded to the infant, who is about 7 months old, being left in the vehicle, said Deputy Chief Elmer Hitt.

The child was left in the car for about 10 to 15 minutes, and paramedics evaluated the child on scene. Hitt said no additional medical attention was sought for the child.

Hitt added that it is never a good idea to leave a young child in a vehicle anytime, but it can be dangerous to leave a child in hot temperatures.

According to the website, WebMD, more than 600 children in the United States have died being left in a hot car since 1990. It also states, heat stroke can happen when the body temperature passes 104 degrees Fahrenheit.