A baby girl has died in Ireland after being found in a car on the hottest day of the year. The seven-month-old had been airlifted to hospital from the village of Dundrum in County Tipperary.
Irish police said emergency services had responded to a 999 call after the child was found “unresponsive”. She was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Limerick but pronounced dead a short time later.
It is understood the baby was due to be dropped off at a creche on Thursday morning but did not arrive. Her father, who works in a local steelworks, is reported to have returned to his car after lunchtime. Police, who described it as “a personal tragedy”, are liaising with the family. Councillor Martin Browne said it had been “the hottest day of the year so far in the area”.