A baby girl died in a devastating accident yesterday after apparently being left in a car by mistake for four hours on the hottest day of the year. The seven-month-old girl, named locally as Chloe Fogarty, is believed to have been strapped into the back seat of her father's car when he forgot to drop her off at creche on his way to work. She died of suspected heatstroke after her father Paul Fogarty reportedly forgot to take her to the nursery when he became distracted with a phone call and left her in the car as the temperature hit 25C. Chloe was his first child with wife Louise. Immediately after the GP saw the baby and heard what had happened, an emergency air ambulance was called and the little girl was airlifted to Limerick University Hospital emergency department where surgeons fought to save her life. However, the baby was tragically declared dead at around 5pm yesterday. Her parents were said to be ‘inconsolable’ last night. The little girl, who was the couple’s only child, is alleged spent up to ‘four hours’ in the family car in yesterday’s sweltering heat. Although temperatures started at around 16C in the morning, they soared to 20C by midday, in that area, and 21C by afternoon. It is understood gardaí are investigating the possibility that the father had forgotten to drop the baby off at her crèche and that he didn’t realise she was still in the car when he arrived at work. However, the specific details of how the tragedy took place remained unclear last night.