Eight-Year-Old Boy Still Critical After Being Found In Hot Newport Car

Found on 34°C day.

Eight-Year-Old Boy Still Critical After Being Found In Hot Newport Car (ABC News)

Good morning Melbourne.

Another hot one with a possible shower on the cards, top of 34.

A boy, 8, remains in a critical condition at the Royal Children's Hospital after being found unresponsive in a car at Newport yesterday in 32°C heat.

One of the child's parents found him trapped in the black Kia Carnival Minivan on Maddox Road at about 2:45pm.

It's believed he attends school in the area and it's unclear how he got into the vehicle.

It's prompted a warning from health authorities that the mercury inside a parked car can soar 20°C - 30°C above the outside temperature.

"It's like getting into a slow cooker," said AMA Victoria President Dr Lorraine Baker. "There's no ventilation, none of the natural cooling can occur." 

A man's body has been found at a home belonging to Prahran Boutique nightclub owner Darren Thornburgh.

Police have spent the night investigating the suspicious discovery at Barmah on the Victorian-New South Wales border.

It's understood the unidentified man was lying on the front verandah of the home.

Thornburgh's portfolio also includes local establishment The Barmah Hotel, where homicide detectives have been speaking with staff.


Fire crews will scour a home at Maidstone today after it was gutted by a suspicious fire overnight.

Emergency services were called to Montgomery St just after 10pm where they found the building well alight, with residents in neighbouring units evacuated.

It took authorities 16 minutes to contain the blaze.

Thankfully no one was inside.

Amazon has unveiled plans to turn the Lord Of The Rings novels into a multi-season series to rival Game of Thrones.

The digital and shopping giant will explore new storylines around the J.R.R. Tolkien story to be distributed through its streaming service.