Baby left in hot car at Tuggeranong

The ACT Ambulance Service has strongly repeated this afternoon recent warnings about not leaving children unattended in vehicles, especially during the current heatwave conditions.

The plea comes after intensive care paramedics were called to a baby locked in a car at Tuggeranong just before 2:20 this afternoon.

A passer by noticed the 10 month old girl in the car parked at Bunnings Warehouse on Ankatell Street and rang emergency triple zero (000).

The ACT Ambulance Service arrived a short time later to find ACT Policing on scene and the baby removed from the vehicle.

The baby’s father had gone shopping inside the store.

She was stabilised on scene then transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition for observation.

“There is no safe circumstance when a child should be left locked in a vehicle, especially on a day like today,” ACT Ambulance Service A/g Chief Officer Howard Wren said.

“The temperature was around the forecast top of 37 degrees at the time which means it could have climbed to approximately 55 degrees within minutes inside the car.”

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