Father arrested in hot mobile home death of Largo child

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 29, 2017

The father of an 8-month-old baby was arrested after the child died in a hot bedroom in mobile home, the Largo Police Department said.

- Largo police have arrested a father after his son was found unresponsive in a hot trailer, and later died.

On Thursday, Largo police were called to assist Pinellas County Child Protection Investigators with a welfare check of the children at King's Manor Mobile Park in the 1300 block of South Belcher Road, according to Bay News 9.

The boy was found unresponsive due to the extreme heat, according to police.

An officer immediately began CPR on the boy before paramedics arrived and continued resuscitation efforts, officials said.

Hendrickson's daughter was suffering from severe dehydration and was taken to a hospital in St. Petersburg, police said.

An investigation has been opened into the boy's death.

Hendrickson, 25, had been cautioned by local social services not to leave the kids in the steaming bedroom, according to the newspaper. Subsequently, Hendrickson was charged with child neglect in connection his daughter and aggravated manslaughter in connection with his son.

Hendrickson is being held on a $150,000 bond and is awaiting trial.

Detectives investigated the circumstances surrounding the boys death and recorded the temperature in the mobile homes bedroom at 109 degrees at 1 p.m. that day.

"Be aware of the signs of dehydration, heat stress, and heat stroke and take steps to prevent them".

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