Heat Kills 6-month Old Infant Left Alone in Parked Car Near Haifa

Repeated resuscitation attempts at the scene failed to save girl's life; father apparently left daughter in car in Kibbutz Sha'ar Ha'amakim.

A 6-month-old infant died Thursday in Kibbutz Sha'ar Ha'amakim after being left alone in a parked car in the sweltering heat.

Magen David Adom emergency medical service medics tried repeatedly to resuscitate the infant at the scene, but all attempts failed.

The girl's arms and stomach were covered in third degree burns when she was found.

A preliminary investigation into the incident revealed that the infant's father had arrived at a garage in the Haifa area kibbutz in order to have an all-terrain vehicle repaired. The man apparently left his daughter in the car that was parked outside the garage. It is not yet clear how long the child remained in the car before she was found.