HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A newborn baby was rushed to the hospital last night from Hartford after being found unresponsive, according to Hartford police.
Officials from Hartford’s fire and police departments arrived at 162 Park St. at 10:54 p.m. for reports of an unresponsive newborn baby.
When they arrived on scene, they saw the newborn baby with no pulse in a car seat. Fire crews started CPR and a decision was made to transport the newborn in fire apparatus due to severity of the incident.
The newborn was transported to CCMC while continuing CPR during transport. When they arrived at the Children’s Hospital, ER staff took over patient care and continued providing lifesaving treatment to the newborn.
According to the police investigation, the baby was born several hours prior to emergency services arriving and was in need of medical treatment.
It was reported that the baby has responded favorably. According to Hartford police, the newborn was listed in critical but stable condition.
Hartford police said the mother of the newborn had numerous active warrants and later gave up parental rights to the child. The supposed father of the newborn fled the scene and his whereabouts are currently unknown.
The Connecticut Department of Children and Families was also on the scene to conduct its own investigation, and the Special Investigations Division was informed.