RCMP remind parents about dangers of leaving children in vehicles following discovery of 1 and 3 year old children in hot car

High River, Alberta – RCMP are reminding parents not to leave children and animals in hot vehicles after an incident today in High River.

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On May 5, 2017 just before 2:00 PM, High River RCMP members responded to a complaint that two small children were inside a locked vehicle parked in High River. The children were aged 1 and 3 years old. Members who attended found the children in the back seat which had tinted windows which were cracked open. Police were able to force open a window and removed both small children who were in distress. EMS checked the children over and determined there was no immediate concerns.

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While the outside temperature was only 21 degrees Celsius, the interior of the vehicle exceeded 40 degrees Celsius, even with the windows cracked. This is a reminder that temperatures in parked vehicles can become dangerously hot and children and/or pets cannot be left alone.

High River RCMP


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