ROCHESTER, Minn. – Rescue crews had to act quickly to save a young child locked in a hot vehicle on Thursday.
The Rochester Fire Department says they were dispatched to an apartment complex in north Rochester on a report of a one-year-old baby trapped inside a vehicle. When crews arrived they saw the mother outside of the vehicle and the driver searching for a spare key. As for the baby, officials say the child was sweating profusely, and had been in the hot car for up to 40 minutes. “It requires quick action, the longer they are in there, their body’s going to quit compensating for this heat and bad things eventually happen,” Assistant Fire Marshal, Larry Mueller said.
Rescue workers were able to smash out a window and save the child. The victim was looked over by medical professionals, before being released to the mother. There is no word on possible charges.