A 2-month-old baby died hours after a "whitish substance" was found oozing from his ear, local media reports said Tuesday.

The incident took place in Guyana, a country on South America’s North Atlantic coast. According to local reports, the baby was in the care of his mother at their home in Cuyuni-Mazaruni.

The mother told the local police her child was in "good health." However, while bathing the child on Jan. 26, she observed a “whitish substance oozing from his ear,” Newsroom GY reported, citing the local police.

The 23-year-old woman, who works at a land dredged in Semang Backdam, took the child to the Issano Health Post the following day. However, the facility was closed due to which she had to return home. She later contacted the Chief Health Officer, who advised her to take the child to the Bartica Public Hospital the next day.

The mother, identified as Vickasey Gilmore, then went to Semang Landing, and while on the way she said the child became motionless. The baby was later declared dead, Guyana Standard reported.

The police in Regional Division Seven said they were treating the incident as an unnatural death, and an investigation was currently underway.

The infant's body is currently in Issano Health Post, and will be sent for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

It remains unclear if anyone else lived in the house with Gilmore and her child. The police have not given out any details about what the "whitish substance" that was reportedly oozing out of the child's ear.

In an incident of unexplained death in Australia, a 36-year-old man died in his sleep despite having no known illness. The incident took place last year on Dec. 8. Daniel Perkins, of Shellharbour in New South Wales, took a nap after arriving home from a night shift. However, he never woke up. His cause of death was not determined at the time. Perkins had no sign of illness prior to his death, his brother-in-law Shane Andersen told local media reports at the time.

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