A 6-year-old boy died Saturday in Stanfield of natural causes, according to police.

The boy, who was a kindergartener at Stanfield Elementary School, died in his sleep.

Police responded to a call for an unresponsive child around noon on Saturday, and Umatilla County Fire District paramedics tried lifesaving efforts on him, but they were unsuccessful.

Stanfield Police Chief Bryon Zumwalt said he couldn't say whether the boy had previous health issues, but that's why it was being ruled natural causes.

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