EMMETSBURG – An investigation is underway by authorities after a child became unresponsive in an Emmetsburg home and then died after being transported to a children’s hospital in Des Moines.
On January 19, 2023, at approximately 1:33 PM, Palo Alto County 911 Emergency Center received a 911 call of an unresponsive child. Palo Alto County EMT’s and the Emmetsburg Police were called to 1605 8th Street in Emmetsburg. Emmetsburg Police and EMT’s responded to the scene and attempted life-saving measures before transporting the child to the Palo Alto County Hospital. Later that afternoon, the child was transported to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. On January 24th the child passed away. An Autopsy was conducted on January 25, 2023, at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa.
On January 19, 2023, at the request of the Emmetsburg Police Department, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation started an investigation into the incident.
The investigation is ongoing, and no further details are being released at this time.