Stranger helped police save a four-year-old boy left inside a car in hot weather.
The woman noticed a young child appearing asleep in a car parked in a shopping centre on Sunday in New Farm, inner Brisbane, reports Daily Mail.
She called her husband, concerned about the hot conditions, who alerted police who arrived on the scene quickly to remove the child via an unlocked door.
The police said they placed the child in a vehicle with air conditioning to cool down.
The young boy was taken to Lady Cilento Hospital as a precaution.
“The man has been charged with one count of leaving a child under 12 unattended”, Queensland police said in statement.
‘Police are urging the community never to leave children unattended in vehicles – particularly in the current severe heatwave conditions being experienced in southern parts of Queensland.’
A hot car can kill
– On a typical summer day, the temperature inside a car (even with the windows rolled down a little) can quickly rise above 50 to 60 degrees.
– Even on a relatively mild day, the temperature inside a car can get above 40 degrees.
– At those temperatures, children are at great risk for heat stroke, which can lead to a high fever, dehydration, seizures, stroke and death.
– Anyone who sees a child left unattended in a vehicle is urged to contact Triple Zero immediately and help make sure the child gets out as soon as possible.
Last month we shared the story of a Mum to face court after she allegedly left four young children in a locked car during an extreme heat in Sydney.
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