The Orange County Sheriff's Office investigating the death of an 8-year-old who died of cardiac arrest Tuesday night.
Deputies were dispatched at 5:59 p.m. to Tripp Road in Chapel Hill in reference to a cardiac arrest, said sheriff's office spokesman Chan McDade.
When deputies arrived, emergency workers were performing CPR on the child. Life-saving measures continued while the child was being transported to UNC Hospital, McDade said.
The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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Anyone with information about the child's death is asked to contact Investigator D. Hunter with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 919-245-2915.