Sydney firefighters rescue a toddler who was left trapped inside a locked car.
Emergency crews rushed to the aid of a mum who was left in tears as her daughter waited helplessly inside the family Volkswagen.
Firefighters and a locksmith arrived to help the one-year-old as the temperature quickly rose to extreme levels, reports 7 news.
A tarpaulin was used to block the sun in an attempt to cool the car down.
Fortunately rescuers were able to get the little girl out, breaking into the car before any serious damage was done.
Onlookers filmed the mother’s relieved reunion with her daughter, embracing her as she was rushed to safety.
Witness Paula Santangelo told 7 News the Volkswagen Golf had automatically locked with the young girl still inside.
The family was at Five Dock visiting a local leisure centre, but as they were climbing out of the car it’s automatic locking system trapped the little girl inside along with the car keys.
Fireman Adam Long told 7 News the toddler grinned at him and was cheerful during the rescue.
“The baby gave me a nice little smile on the way through which was nice, but it was quite hot, it had to have been at least 50 degrees,” he said.
He said Volkswagen Golf were well known for having “deadlocks” on them.
“They’re always a difficult car to get in to”
Reminder to parents
NSW Fire and Rescue service has warned with the warmer months creeping in, the incident was a timely reminder of the dangers of leaving kids in hot cars.
A spokesman said quite often it wasn’t a deliberate act and that children, along with keys were often accidentally locked inside cars.
Parents were warned to keep their keys in their pockets at all times.
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