PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (AP) — Navy officials say a 17-month-old boy was found dead in a vehicle at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in southern Maryland.

Connie Hempel, public affairs officer for the air station, said in a news release that the boy was found unresponsive in the back of a vehicle about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. She says the station’s fire and emergency services responded and performed CPR.

Hempel says boy was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the incident. NCIS spokesman Ed Buice said in an email late Wednesday that the boy was left in his car by his father, who works at the base. Buice did not know how long the boy had been in the vehicle.

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