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Baby dies after dad leaves him in truck

A Florida father who left his toddler in the back of his truck for eight hours has been charged with the boy's death.

Troy Whitaker, 41, a firefighter, was charged with manslaughter over the death of his son, Lawson, last Friday, reported CNN.

Whitaker left his house on Friday morning with his five-year-old daughter and 23-month-old son, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kavontae Smalls said.

He was supposed to drop his son off at a daycare centre, but after dropping his daughter at her school, he forgot about the boy.

The sheriff said the boy was in the truck from about 8.30am to 4.30pm.

The boy reportedly had an "extremely high body temperature" and was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead the sheriff said.

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