Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office investigating infant death at campground

Siskiyou deputies are investigating a case after responding to a call of a baby that was not breathing at the Twin Arrows Campground.

Posted: Aug 16, 2019 4:35 PM

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. - Siskiyou deputies are investigating a case after responding to a call of a baby that was not breathing at the Twin Arrows Campground, south of Siskiyou Lake at 9:21 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 15.

Sergeant Ben Whetstine arrived at the campsite and found the 7-month-old infant non-responsive. He performed CPR for five to ten minutes until relieved by emergency responders from Mt. Shasta Ambulance.

Deputy Mike Burns also responded to assist with the case.

The infant was transported to Mercy-Mt. Shasta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives responded to the hospital and conducted an investigation of the incident and the events leading up to the child's death. Investigation revealed the mother of the baby and a companion were at the campsite.

The previous evening, Aug. 16 the couple placed the baby and a two-year-old in a motor vehicle, while the couple stayed in a nearby tent.

The mother reportedly found the child unresponsive on the morning of Aug. 15.

The couple was visiting the local area from out-of-state. The mother had an Arizona address and her companion had an address in Texas.

The two have been released, pending the outcome of a criminal investigation.

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