Boy found in hot car dies, Delray Beach police say

Detectives say 1-year-old boy may have been in car for hours


DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – A 1-year-old boy who was found in a hot car Saturday has died, the Delray Beach Police Department said.

A call came in at 3:18 p.m. in the 5000 block of Northwest Fifth Street in Rainberry Woods alerting police to the boy in the car.

Detectives said the boy, who would have turned 2 years old in August, had been playing with other kids and may have been in the hot car for hours before family members knew.

The boy was taken by Delray Beach Fire Rescue to Bethesda Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time after arriving, police said.

No further details were given.

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