Marana police, EMTs respond to baby left in hot car
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A Tucson father got a wake up call after police were called to his vehicle and discovered that his baby girl became hot and sweaty after being left in a car.
Emergency crews from the Northwest Fire District and officers from Marana Police Department responded to the Bookmans near Ina Road and Thornydale Road just before 2:00 p.m. after someone called 9-1-1 to report that a child was alone in a hot car, according to Sgt. Chris Warren with the Marana Police Department.
Warren tells KGUN9 that witnesses found an unattended child in a parked vehicle and two of the windows were slightly opened. Witnesses were able to reach inside the window and unlock the car door and pull the child out.
Next, witnesses called 9-1-1 and tried to cool the baby with a wet towel, Warren said.
Once on scene, police learned that the baby's father had left her in the vehicle while he went shopping.
Capt. Adam Goldberg with the Northwest Fire District tells KGUN9 that the child is a one-year-old girl who was hot and sweaty when emergency crews arrived on scene.
Goldberg says the girl did not need any active cooling or medical treatment, and she was not transported to the hospital.
Sgt. Warren estimates the child was left in the car for 10 to 15 minutes, but police are checking security tapes to pin down exactly how long the child was left in the vehicle unattended.
After the child was medically evaluated, she was released back to her father, Warren said.
CPS is responding to the scene to further determine the child's welfare, according to Sgt. Warren.