A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said paramedics were called to an East Mackay home on Tuesday at 2.45pm where they found the infant in an unresponsive state.
A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said paramedics were called to an East Mackay home on Tuesday at 2.45pm where they found the infant in an unresponsive state.

Police investigate East Mackay baby boy’s sudden death

DETECTIVES are investigating the death of an East Mackay baby found unresponsive at home.

He was taken to Mackay Base Hospital in a critical condition, before being transferred to Townsville Hospital.

Police confirmed the boy died on Thursday.

"An investigation has commenced in relation to this matter," a spokeswoman said.

Read more:

Mackay region's break-in hot spots

Couple haunted by brutal death five years on

'Keyboard warriors' warned: Don't add to the crime rate

A specialist team of investigators from Brisbane was flown to Mackay and is working with detectives as part of the ongoing investigation.

Police said there was no link between the family and the Department of Child Safety, but confirmed all lines of inquiry were being looked at as part of the investigation.

Subscriber benefits:

How to make the most of your digital subscription

Daily puzzles and Sudoku another reason to stay subscribed

Detectives have spoken with a number of witnesses as part of the probe, but no one had been taken into custody.

The boy's family remains in Townsville. Anyone with ­information should phone ­Policelink on 131 444.