A healthy 20-week-old baby from Cleator Moor tragically died in his cot of sudden infant death syndrome.Lucas Howland was said to be a “normal, bouncing baby” when he was put to bed by his mother, Alana Newton, on the evening of July 27 this year.
Lucas was fine when Ms Newton checked on him at 11pm, an inquest heard yesterday, but when she woke in the morning it became clear that her son had died during the night.
The baby’s grandfather, William Newton, tried to resuscitate him at his home at Greenthwaite, Cleator Moor, but Lucas was pronounced dead after being taken to the West Cumberland Hospital.
A postmortem revealed that Lucas was a “well grown and cared for baby” and there were no suspicious findings.
Coroner David Roberts ruled that Lucas died of natural causes.