Magen David Adom teams were rushed to resuscitate an 18-month-old toddler who was left in his father’s car for four hours. Despite their efforts, the paramedics were forced to pronounce him dead at the scene. Police officers are investigating the tragedy.

Ashdod, today

Ashdod, today Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

An 18-month-old toddler died today (Monday) after he was left in a car for four hours in Ashdod. Magen David Adom teams tried to revive the baby but were forced to pronounce him dead at the scene.

When he was questioned by police officers, the father said that he drove his children to school in the morning and when he returned home, he took a nap. During this time, his wife ran a few errands. After four hours, at around noon, he woke up and realized that he had left his son in the car. The terrified father then ran to the car, carried his son into the house and called Magen David Adom.

Magen David Adom Lachish Regional Director Ami Ivgi was one of the paramedics who arrived at the scene and said: “We saw a baby about a year and three months old unconscious with symptoms of a serious heatstroke. He showed no signs of life and we were forced to pronounce him dead.”