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Miscommunication leaves child unattended at Sharon residence

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A child is left unattended at a home in Sharon after police and EMS personnel answering a 9-1-1 medical call are not informed that a child was in the home.

Police say a man complaining chest pains was waiting on the front porch when they arrived and that he was alert and walked to the ambulance without assistance. Police say at no time was anyone at the scene advised that there may be a child in the home.  

"We were never informed of any child that had been at the house by our 9-1-1 dispatch and the patient who would have known that there was a child in the house never informed us as well," Capt. Travis Martwinsky of Sharon Police said. 

The mother, who placed the 9-1-1 call from her job in Mercer did state that her two-year-old child was at the house, but that information was not passed on to police and EMS on the scene. The child was alone at the house for about an hour. 

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