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Baby’s death investigated by Mounties

Police are investigating the sudden death of a six-week-old baby yesterday, but don’t believe it’s suspicious.

Police are investigating the sudden death of a six-week-old baby yesterday, but don’t believe it’s suspicious.

Halifax RCMP were contacted by Emergency Health Services just after 9 a.m. to assist at a residence on Seawood Avenue in Lower Sackville regarding the possible death of a six-week-old baby boy.

Upon arrival by officers, the baby was rushed to the IWK Health Centre by ambulance in critical condition with a police escort. Police say the baby was pronounced dead at hospital at 9:51 a.m.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, but police say there’s nothing to indicate the baby died other than by natural causes.

“We interviewed the parents at the scene and there’s no obvious injuries (to the baby),” Staff Sgt. Peter Ferguson said about how police came to this determination.

All sudden deaths are investigated by police.

 
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