Girl, 5, dies five days after being found in car at Tanilba Bay

John Hunter Hospital.
John Hunter Hospital.

A 5 year old girl has died five days after she was found unresponsive in a car in Tanilba Bay.

Police said the girl died in John Hunter Hospital in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, December 1.

Emergency services were called to a home in Tanilba Bay about 4.30pm on Tuesday, November 26 on reports that a 5 year old girl had been found unresponsive inside a car parked in the driveway.

Temperatures in the area reached the mid-30s on November 26, with Weatherzone observing an outside temperature of 27 degrees at Williamtown at 4.30pm.

The girl was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition where she remained in an induced coma.

Port Stephens police had been investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. Officers will not prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.