POSTED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:34pm
BROUSSARD, LA (NBC33) — Police responded to every mother’s nightmare early this morning. A woman woke up to find her 5-month old child lifeless in her arms.
The Broussard Police Department reports that the incident occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Emergency responders arrived to a home located on the 300 block of Teakwood Drive and found the infant non-responsive.
Responders attempted to revive the child, but they were unsuccessful. The baby was transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
Officials say the mother was holding the infant in her arms while in bed. She fell asleep at roughly 5:30 a.m. and woke at approximately 9:00 a.m.
Investigators do not suspect foul play in this case and the Lafayette Parish Coroner agrees that the death appears to be accidental. The official cause of death has not yet been released.