NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WYTV) – A New Castle boy who was flown to the hospital Saturday after a medical device was removed from his body is talking and in good condition Monday, according to New Castle Police.
According to police, the two-year-old boy’s tracheostomy tube came out Saturday. A tracheostomy tube is inserted into a stoma, or small hole in the neck, and helps with the breathing process.
Police are not sure how the tube came out and said that a thirteen-year-old who was watching the boy and up to five other kids at the time, got the attention of a neighbor after it came out. That neighbor called 911, and a police officer who arrived gave CPR after discovering the boy had no pulse.
Emergency medical workers then took over the care of the boy, flying him to a Pittsburgh-area hospital.
New Castle Police do not plan on filing any criminal charges at this time, according to a detective. Local children’s services agents are investigating the case, as the conditions of the house were unsanitary, according to the detective.