• UPDATE: Child found unresponsive in car in stable condition according to BCSO

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    BAKER COUNTY, Fla. - Update Aug. 23, 3:30 p.m.: Katie Davis, 23, was arrested for child neglect by the Baker County Sheriff's Office after her 3-year-old son was found unresponsive in a hot car before being airlifted. 

    The Baker County Sheriff's Office said the parents of the child called 911 around 1:30 p.m. after they discovered the boy unresponsive inside a locked car that wasn't running.

    While emergency personnel were en route, the parents broke a window and got the child out of the car.

    As police investigated the situation, they found out that the boy's father was at work all night and went to bed at 7 a.m.

    Though Katie Davis, the mother, had already slept some the night before, she also went to bed at 7 a.m.with her son, according to police.

    When Davis woke at 1:30 p.m., she noticed that her son wasn't in bed with her and the house's front door was open. 

    She then went outside to find the toddler inside the couple's locked car where some of his toys were kept.

    On Facebook, Baker County Police said, "Detectives were able to easily determine that Katie's failure to provide their almost 4-year-old child with the care and supervision that would be essential to any toddler for that period of time, and during that time of day was in fact negligent."

    Update Aug. 23, 10:15 a.m.: The Baker County Sheriff's Office said the 3-year-old who was airlifted to Wolfson Children's Hospital yesterday after being found unresponsive in a car is in stable condition.

    In a Facebook post, BCSO said the child is expected to be "medically cleared soon."

    The Department of Children and Families and BCSO are continuing to investigate the incident.

    Original story:

    The Baker County Sheriff's Office said it responded to a child found unresponsive in a car.

    The 3-year-old child was found in a car off OC Horne Road in Sanderson.

    The child was airlifted to Wolfson Children's Hospital.

    Action News Jax reporter Dani Bozzini spoke with a nearby neighbor who heard sirens and saw emergency vehicles going down Tiney Lane.

    Hugh Cook said, "I noticed the sheriff's department carrying the kid out of the back of the police car up to the ambulance." 

    Police haven't released many details as to what actually happened, but neighbors tell Action News Jax they are shocked.

    "How could you not know you have a kid in the car, it's that simple," adds Cook. 

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    "Sheriff Rhoden is asking the community to pray for God's protection over this child and all first responders involved," BCSO said in a Facebook post.

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