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Lancaster boy, 3, in critical condition after being found in hot car

Jonathan McFadden
jmcfadden@heraldonline.com

LANCASTER A 3-year-old Lancaster boy is in critical condition after deputies say he was trapped in a hot car Wednesday afternoon when he ran

Deputies were sent to a Walnut Road home after receiving reports of a child found in a car, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's report. When deputies arrived, paramedics were already on scene treating the child.

The boy was taken to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition after suffering from heat stroke.

Deputies are investigating, but say it appears the child left his house without his mother's knowledge, the release states. He was playing in the car with his dog when he became trapped in the car.

How the child became trapped in the car or how long he was inside is unclear.

His mother found him and dialed 911.

The Lancaster County office of the Department of Social Services is also investigating circumstances surrounding the incident.

Check back later for more details

Jonathan McFadden •  803-329-4082
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