A two-month-old infant was found dead in his pram at 3:30am on Thursday morning in Paphos.
The infant’s 36-year-old Russian mother noticed the baby wasn’t breathing and quickly rushed with her husband to Paphos General Hospital’s Emergency Department.
Shortly after arriving at the hospital the parents were informed that the infant had died.
The family had arrived from Russia for a summer holiday in Cyprus.
Doctors informed the parents that the cause of death appears to be sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
An autopsy is expected to be carried out by the coroner, however, SIDS is widely known to be unexplained even after a thorough autopsy and detailed death scene investigation.
SIDS, also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age.
SIDS usually occurs during sleep, typically occurring between the hours of 00:00 and 09:00.
There is usually no evidence of struggle and no noise produced.