The group says the death of a 3-year-old in Georgia is at least the 6th heat-related car death of an American child this year.

A 3-year-old boy died Sunday in southern Georgia after being in a hot car for nearly three hours, a coroner’s office said, bringing the number recorded. children die of heat In one vehicle this year to at least six.

There have been at least three such deaths in June. National Security CouncilAs the temperature has risen with the arrival of summer and some parts of the country have endured harsh heat waves, And the tally could be higher: It doesn’t count Tuesday’s accidental death. 18-month-old boy left in car in Virginia A case in which the cause has not yet been disclosed.

The council says that on average, 38 children under the age of 15 die from heatstroke each year.

In Georgia’s case, according to the Muskogee County coroner, the boy, Kendrick Engram Jr., came home in an SUV in Columbus with his grandmother and other children at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday after attending church and running errands. Office report on child’s death

Grandma told investigators she believed all the kids got out of her SUV when they got home, the coroner’s report read, and she then went into her bedroom. The report said Kendrick’s mother was at work at the time and met with the group at a nearby Walmart during a lunch break.

Reportedly, about three hours later at around 8:15, Kendrick’s uncle used the SUV to drive to Wendy’s restaurant and had no idea the boy was in the back seat. He parked the car and went inside, where he later got a call from Kendrick’s grandmother asking if she had seen him.

The report said the uncle found Kendrick “foaming and bleeding profusely” in the car and called for emergency medical help, which came two minutes after the call.

The report said Kendrick was described at the scene as having an “extremely warm touch”, and showed no signs of life.

The initial cause of death is asphyxiation, Muskogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan told CNN. Temperatures in the Columbus area reached 96 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, according to National Weather Service,

The coroner’s office said that given the circumstances of the child’s death, his body would be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for post-mortem. Autopsy results can take up to five months to complete, Bryan said.

CNN has contacted the Columbus Police Department.

Child left in car dies, police said

In Virginia case, an 18-month-old boy died accidentally left in an abandoned vehicle for several hours, Chesterfield County Police said on Tuesday. Police did not specify a cause of his death, but the high temperature in Midlothian, about 20 miles west of Richmond, was around 81 degrees Fahrenheit that day.

And last week in Texas, 5 year old child dies After being dumped inside a car outside the family’s Houston home. Meanwhile, four children are among 16 people taken to hospitals in the San Antonio area. Found in a speeding semi truck on Monday full of migrants in which 51 people died; The ages of those killed have not yet been released.

majority of Pediatric Hot-Car Deaths A child is forgotten by a caregiver, according to data compiled by Jan Null, a lecturer in San Jose State University’s Department of Meteorology and Climatology.

While most deaths occur in the warmest months, hot-car deaths among children are a frequent problem in all months, and according to statistics, nearly every state has reported an incident since 1998.

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