Child hospitalized after playing game
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A little girl is recovering in the hospital after she got lost during a popular children's game.
Five-year-old Jamiya Wright was playing Hide and Seek with some of the children who live in her neighborhood, near Northwest 12th Avenue and 65th Street, Wednesday evening, when the other children noticed she was gone. Tamia Givens, one of Jamiya's playmates, said, "We were playing Hide and Go Seek, and she ran to her mom's car, and she got locked in there ... We were trying to find her, but we didn't know where she was."
The children told Jamiya's mother that they could not find her. Immediately, Jamiya's mother and everyone else in the neighborhood embarked on a frantic search for the missing 5-year-old. "When we noticed that she was gone, it was like an Amber Alert," neighbor Damo Daniels said. "Everybody went out looking for her. I was walking, calling everybody, calling her name, asking everybody, 'Do you know her? Have you seen a little girl [wearing] purple and white?' Everybody said, 'No.'"
According to a witness, Jamiya's mother went to her car to continue searching for her daughter, and that is when she found Jamiya, semi-conscious and not breathing.
Residents administered CPR and called 911. Rescue crews rushed Jamiya to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Jamiya is still being treated at JMH. She is expected to be OK.
It is unknown how long she was in the car.
A Department of Children and Families investigator spoke with Jamiya's family Thursday. DCF says they have a history with the family.
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