3-Month-Old Dies at Main Line Day Care

Baby dies after being found unresponsive at Waldron Mercy Academy child care

A 3-month old boy died at a Main Line day care earlier this week.

A spokesman for Waldron Mercy Academy on Montgomery Avenue in Merion Station says a caregiver noticed the infant in distress around noon on Tuesday.

Workers administrated CPR and called 911. An EMS worker also performed CPR. The child was pronounced dead at Lankenau Hospital later in the day, according to Waldron Mercy.

The spokesperson for Waldron Mercy says the baby boy, whose family asked not be identified, had been going to Waldron Mercy for about two weeks.

Waldron Mercy says they don't believe the child had any pre-existing health conditions. Lower Merion Police tell us they don't believe there is anything suspicious about the infant's death and that there is no criminal investigation into the death.

An autopsy was performed by the county coroner that showed no obvious signs of death. The coroner says an official cause of death is pending toxicology and other test results which could take up to eight weeks to come back.

The school says grief counselors were on hand Wednesday and the school and day care have operated normally since the death.

A statement put out by Principal Nell Stetser on Tuesday afternoon announced the child's death:

"There are no words to describe our sorrow at this unimaginable tragedy. Please keep the family in your prayers.

Merion Mercy offers year-round child care services for children from three months to three years old, according to their website.

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