Firefighters came to the rescue Tuesday of a one-year-old child who was inadvertently locked inside a parked vehicle.
“Our firefighters who work out of Black Point station were called to Whynots Beach out in St. Margarets Bay,” said Deputy Chief Dave Meldrum of Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency.
The owner, a woman, “had inadvertenly locked the doors” with the child inside while loading or unloading the car, Meldrum said.
“The car was locked and the one-year-old was inside, so Fire arrived to help her and, with her consent, broke a window to open the car door to retrieve the child. The child was warm and sweaty but otherwise uninjured.”
The firefighters arrived at the scene in the early afternoon and initially discussed with the woman how long it would take a commercial service to come and unlock the vehicle. It was mutually decided that the best course of action was to break the window, Meldrum said.
Emergency Health Services was summoned but Meldrum couldn’t say if the child was transported to a medical facility. The child’s gender was not disclosed.