Police investigating death of 5-month-old Owls Head boy

Posted May 02, 2012, at 10:09 a.m.

OWLS HEAD, Maine — The Tuesday evening death of a 5-month-old boy is being investigated by the Maine State Police.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on the Ballyhac Road in Owls Head concerning a 5-month-old who was unresponsive at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. When the first deputy arrived on the scene, the child had already been taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport by Rockland emergency medical services.

EMS personnel performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the child, according to a news release from Knox County Chief Deputy Tim Carroll. But at about 8:45 p.m., Lt. Kirk Guerrette of the sheriff’s office was notified that the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

As is standard procedure based on state law, the death of any child younger than 3 years old is investigated by the Maine State Police.

Sheriff Donna Dennison said Wednesday morning that she could not comment further on the case and referred questions to the state police.

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