Sources identify Ark. child who died in hot car

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - Hot Springs ambulances responded to a scene Friday afternoon regarding a toddler who was left in a hot car.

The 2-year-old died Friday, July 24, and sources tell THV11 it may have happened to the son of a Garland County judge.

Multiple sources have reported that the child is Thomas Naramore, the son of Garland County circuit judge Wade Naramore.

Ambulances were called to Fair Oaks Place, which was blocks away from the Naramore's home. Medical personnel tried to resuscitate the toddler when they found him in the car, but the child did not make it.

Jeff Saunders is the fire department's shift commander and he stated that when crews arrived, it was already too late. "This is very tragic," said Saunders. "You always seem to put yourself in that same spot if that were to happen to you, and that's just something that you can't imagine," said Saunders.

A person's body temperature is 98.6 degrees. Studies from the California State University in San Jose show that when a person's body temperature reaches 107 degrees, a person's organs start shutting down. A child's body heats up three to five times faster than adults.

Saunders urges anyone to call 911 if they see a child locked in a hot car. Only then Saunders said, "Force your way into the vehicle. I would definitely do that, you're going to save a life if you do."


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