Northern Territory Major Crime Squad detectives are investigating the death of a baby boy in Palmerston.

The infant was taken to a nearby fire station last night and reportedly went into cardiac arrest as NT Fire service staff performed CPR on him.

Paramedics were called to the fire station and transported the baby to Palmerston Regional Hospital. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Crime scenes have been established at the fire station and at a Palmerston home, reports 9 news.

Detectives worked through the night and left the scene at 4am this morning.

Investigations continue today.

The cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

More details to come…

Share your comments below

  • RIP. Seems like a lot more has to come out about this.


  • Very sad !


  • Am I missing something?? I can’t see any mention of the infant being injured. The person who took the baby to the fire station should have called an Ambulance……or is the Fire Station only doors away from the Fire Station and it was thought they could help until the ambulance arrived.??
    If a child stops breathing at home the Ambulance staff radio through to base and they contact the Police. I know a boy who had an epileptic seizure when he was a small baby and the Ambulance crew had to perform CPR. At that point the parents didn’t know they baby had epilepsy. He was diagnosed after that.


  • I don’t understand why an injured baby would be taken to a fire station?


  • Such terrible news. I hope that if foul play is involved the perpetrator gets what they deserve. RIP little one


  • So sad rip little baby.
    My thoughts are with everyone involved


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