PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It’s the third time in three days that an infant in our area had died or come close to death.
It’s the kind of call that every first responder dreads: a child unresponsive, not moving, not breathing.
That’s what Aliquippa police, firefighters and medical rescue teams found Saturday at an apartment in the Hyman Heights complex. They performed CPR and rushed the 4-month-old to Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center.
She was later pronounced dead.
The child was initially found around 3:30 a.m. in the Hyman Heights Complex.
Neighbors reacted with shock and sadness, including a man who asked not to be identified.
“I actually am, ‘cause no baby deserves to die like that,” he said. “Whatever happened, it still didn’t deserve to die at an early age like that.”
And there were two similar calls within the last two days — those children survived, but are in critical condition. In the Hill District, a 15-month-old boy was found unresponsive in a bathtub. It happened in the 600-block of Hollace Street.
On Thursday, police were in the 2400-block of Bedford Avenue in the Hill after a mother found her little girl unresponsive. She left the napping baby with a relative and when she returned, the 3-month-old wasn’t breathing.
A friend performed CPR and the baby regained a heartbeat at Children’s Hospital and at last check, was on life support.
Aliquippa police have not commented on Saturday’s death. However, the Beaver County coroner’s office says this is an open case.