Two-year-old dies after being left in hot car in Sderot

Magen David Adom paramedics say they found girl unconscious at the scene after being removed from the vehicle by a passerby

Magen David Adom at the scene where a baby was found unconscious after being left alone in a hot car in Sderot, June 6, 2024. (Magen David Adom)
Magen David Adom at the scene where a baby was found unconscious after being left alone in a hot car in Sderot, June 6, 2024. (Magen David Adom)

A two-year-old child died on Thursday after she was left alone in a car in Sderot, medics and Hebrew media reports said.

Magen David Adom said they were called to the scene where the baby was found unconscious in the car. Paramedics tried to revive her as they took her to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon in critical condition.

Upon arrival at the scene, paramedics saw “a civilian holding the baby who was unconscious, had no pulse, wasn’t breathing, and was very warm to the touch,” said a Magen David Adom statement.

“We immediately started resuscitation that included cooling, compressions, and medications, and we rushed her in critical condition to the hospital in an intensive care ambulance.”

The hospital later told the Walla news site that the baby had died.

According to Ynet, the baby was found by a passerby who saw her in the car and tried to rescue her.

She was found at noon as temperatures reached a high of 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 F) on Thursday.

There was no immediate information on the parents of the child or how she came to be alone in the vehicle.

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