BOSTON (AP) — The Boston fire department says an 11-year-old boy has died of carbon monoxide poisoning after being overcome as he sat in a running car to keep warm.
Boston fire spokesman Steve MacDonald said the boy was helping his father shovel out their car in the Dorchester neighborhood Saturday morning. The boy got cold after they had cleared the passenger side. The father then started the engine and the boy got inside the car.
MacDonald said the car’s exhaust was covered by a large snow bank, and the boy was overcome by fumes around 11:40 a.m.
MacDonald said neighbors, firefighters and EMT’s worked to revive the boy, but he was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.
The father went into respiratory arrest and also was taken to the hospital.