State, Yarmouth police investigate death of West Yarmouth two-year-old

Yarmouth police and firefighters respond to home, perform CPR on child
State and Yarmouth police are investigating the death of a West Yarmouth 2-year-old Thursday. David G. Curran photo.

WEST YARMOUTH - Massachusetts State Police and the Yarmouth Police Department are investigating the death of a 2-year-old West Yarmouth child. According to a joint release from the Yarmouth Fire and Police Departments, officers and firefighters were called to a home on Winslow Gray Road in West Yarmouth around 8:20 a.m. Thursday.

First responders performed CPR on the child, who was reportedly unresponsive. The child was transported to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis by ambulance, where despite all efforts, the child could not be revived.

Fox Boston is reporting that the child was in the custody of the MA Department of Children and Families (DCF). The child's death is under investigation by State and Yarmouth police.

Any further announcements about the incident are expected to be made by the Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on