July 3, 2013 1:41 pm

Young girl left inside car during record Edmonton heat dies

The Edmonton Police Service badge.

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EDMONTON – Police say a little girl left inside a parked car during extreme heat in Edmonton has died in hospital.

The three-year-old child was found near death Tuesday evening outside a townhouse complex.

It’s not known who rescued her or how long she had been in the vehicle.

Paramedics performed CPR and provided hydration before the youngster was taken by ambulance to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

Police say it’s still early in the investigation and they’re not releasing any details.

The temperature in Edmonton hit 33 C on Tuesday and felt like 43 C with humidity levels.

A funeral was being Wednesday for a two-year-old Ontario boy, who died last week after being left alone in a sweltering car in Milton, west of Toronto.

 

© The Canadian Press, 2013

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