Emmetsburg Child Death Under Investigation

Authorities are investigating the death of a child in Emmetsburg

According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Palo Alto County Emergency Center received a 911 call the afternoon of last Thursday, January 19th regarding an unresponsive child at an Emmetsburg residence. Emmetsburg Police and EMT’s responded and attempted life-saving measures. The child was initially transported to the Palo Alto County Hospital, and was transported later that afternoon to Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. The child passed away on Tuesday of this week.

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny. The investigation is ongoing, and no further details are being released at this time.