Child dies in overheated car
Stephen Betts | Jul 30, 2010

Rockland A young child died July 29 in Rockland after apparently getting in a car that overheated due to the hot temperatures.

Paul Giamsiracusa Jr., who was a few weeks short of his third birthday, died at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport about an hour after being taken there by Rockland ambulance, according to Sgt. Rick Fowler of the Maine Criminal Investigative Division with the Maine State Police.

Rockland police received a call from Lovejoy Street shortly after 6:30 p.m. on July 29 about a missing child. Fowler said he did not know when the child was located but his division was contacted shortly after 8 p.m.

"It appears to be a tragic accident," Fowler said.

An autopsy was scheduled to be performed later Friday, July 30 on the child. State police are required by law to be called in for the death of a young child.

Fowler said the parents have been cooperative.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.