Squamish RCMP has issued a warning after a two-year-old was left alone in a car on a hot day on July 21.
The vehicle was parked out in the sun in the parking lot of a local business when a passerby noticed the child and called the police.
Squamish RCMP and Squamish Fire attended and rescued the two-year-old from backseat of the vehicle. The inside temperature of the vehicle was over 30 degrees when police, with the help of firefighters, removed the two-year-old from the car. His parents were located.
He was assessed by BCEHS, and Ministry of Children and Family Development was contacted regarding the incident.
Squamish RCMP is warning parents and caregivers about the dangers of leaving children unattended in a vehicle, particularly on a hot day.
“Temperatures can rise to lethal levels in a short period of time and we have already seen one tragedy in the Lower Mainland during this summer season,” said Sgt. Sascha Banks of Squamish RCMP.
In May, a 16-month old child died after being left alone for several hours in a car in Burnaby.