Funeral Mass for seven-month-old baby girl found unresponsive in car in Co Tipperary

Paul and Louise Fogarty are being comforted by family and friends following the death of baby Chloe
Marie Louise McConville

Funeral Mass will take place in Co Tipperary on Monday for a seven-month-old baby girl who died after being left unattended in a car.

Chloe Fogarty was found unresponsive in her father Paul's car, which was parked outside her workplace in the village of Dundrum on Thursday afternoon.

It is understood had been due to drop her off at a creche at around 8am before he was due at work at O'Dwyer Steel in Dundrum, where he works as a foreman.

It has been suggested he got distracted by a phone call and left the child in the car. When he remembered and returned to the car at around 1.45pm, she was unresponsive.

The tragedy took place on one of the hottest days of the year.

Paramedics and a local GP worked on the baby girl at the scene, before she was transported to the nearby Kickham's GAA club where she was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick however, she died at around 5pm.

It was reported yesterday that the results of a post mortem examination are understood to indicate that the child's death was consistent with the effects of overheating or heat stroke.

A Garda spokesman described what happened as a "personal tragedy" and a "very sensitive" case.

The baby's parents, Paul and Louise, were being comforted by family and friends following the tragic accident.

A Mass of the Angels for Chloe will take place today at 11.30am St Nicholas' Church, Solohead followed by a private burial.

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