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Police Investigate Choking Death of Holtsville Child

The Suffolk County Police Department Homicide Squad is investigating the death of a toddler who died Saturday after choking on the chain of window blinds in his Holtsville home Friday afternoon, police said.

Fifth Precinct officers responded to a call of a boy choking at 236 Blue Point Road West, at 2:47 p.m. Friday, according to Suffolk County police. When police arrived, the father was administrating CPR on his 2-year-old son, Brendon McCarthy. 

The toddler was transported via ambulance to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he died Saturday at 3:15 p.m. The investigation is continuing, said police.


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