UPDATE: Baby who died after emergency landing had heart defect - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: Baby who died after emergency landing had heart defect

Posted:

MILWAUKEE (AP) UPDATE -- A medical examiner's report says the infant boy who died after he stopped breathing on a United Airlines flight had been discharged from a Michigan hospital earlier in the day.

The report says 2-month-old Jensen Provencial was flying home to Mission, S.D., with his parents after he was discharged from University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday.

The investigator's report says the infant was born with a congenital heart defect and had spent most of his short life in the hospital.

A passenger on the flight from Detroit to Denver tried to revive the child while the plane made an emergency landing in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says an autopsy could be done Thursday.

****************************

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say a 2-month-old boy has died after he stopped breathing on a United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County sheriff's Sgt. Philip Wentzel said Thursday the infant was with his parents on a flight from Detroit to Denver Wednesday about 4 p.m. when he stopped breathing. A passenger on the plane began CPR, which paramedics resumed once the aircraft landed in Milwaukee, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

Wentzel says the family is from South Dakota. He says there are no signs of foul play. An autopsy is expected to be done Thursday in Milwaukee.

United Airlines spokesman Charles Hobart confirmed a flight operated by SkyWest was diverted to Milwaukee because of an ill traveler and later continued to its destination in Denver. Hobart says 64 passengers were on board.

Powered by Frankly