Authorities responded to two different Pontiac homes for infants who had not been breathing during the past 18 hours, which ended with the death of one child and another now recovering in hospital.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office reports that he’s been called in for two different cases of non-breathing infants in the city since 6 p.m.
The first call happened at around 6:10 p.m. when Representatives and the Provincial Fire Department of Waterford and Star EMS were called to Building 20 on Cadillac Street to report a one-month-old baby who was not breathing.
Staff attempted to rescue the boy and he was transferred to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Auckland, where he was pronounced dead.
According to the boy’s father, he left the child lying on a bed and left the room for five or ten minutes. When he got back, he said he noticed the baby was not breathing and called 911.
Investigators and the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office arrived and began their investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death of the infant.
About eight hours later, around 2:10 a.m., Representatives and Star EMS were called to the 300 block of Steward Street to report a 9-month-old baby who was not breathing.
The child’s mother said she found the child under her husband’s leg while he was lying on the bed. You mentioned that the child was not conscious and was not breathing.
By the time the deputies arrived, the infant was breathing and was throbbing. He was also transferred to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Auckland for treatment. Child Protection Services have been notified of the accident.
The authorities have not released the boy’s case.