3-Year-Old Boy Dies After Getting Trapped in Hot Car in Sylmar: LAPD

A 3-year-old boy who climbed into a hot car in Sylmar and could not escape was transported to the hospital in grave condition and later died Wednesday, authorities said.

The child was found in cardiac arrest inside a locked car when firefighters arrived at the 14400 block of Foothill Boulevard (map), according to Katherine Main of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The child was transported to a hospital in grave condition, Main said.

He was not breathing when first responders arrived after being called to the scene about 3:30 p.m., according to Officer Bruce Borihanh with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.

The boy had been playing outside when he climbed into a car and could not get out, according to LAPD Sgt. S. Carlsen. The child has died, Carlsen said.

The situation appeared to be a “tragic accident,” he said.

The forecasted high temperature for Sylmar was 96 degrees Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

No other information was immediately available.