June 2, 2014 9:16 am
Updated: June 2, 2014 9:15 pm

Child left alone in car in Walmart parking lot


CALGARY – Paramedics transported a young child to hospital on Sunday after he was found locked inside a hot vehicle.

The two-year-old boy was seen sitting inside a minivan in the Walmart parking lot at Marlborough Mall just before 5 p.m.

Concerned shoppers flagged down EMS as they drove by, and alerted them to the child.

The witnesses told paramedics they had seen the boy in the car for at least 15 or 20 minutes, and were concerned for his welfare.

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EMS contacted the Calgary Fire Department, who rushed to the scene and opened the car.

During this time, the boy’s parents had not yet returned to the vehicle.

His parents were later located.

The child was okay but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Officials say he was inside the vehicle alone for at least half an hour.

Calgary reached a high of 19°C on Sunday, which was recorded around 6 p.m. At 5 p.m. the temperature would have been around 18°C.

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