20-month-old recovering after left unattended in vehicle

TUCSON, Ariz. - A baby boy is expected to be O.K. after being left unattended in a vehicle for about 10 minutes on Monday.

Tucson Fire got a call about the 20-month-old being left in the vehicle after his grandmother and godparent called 911. Both stated that when they got home near 6th Ave. and Ajo, both thought the other had taken the baby out of the car.

When they discovered the boy was still inside, TFD says they got the baby out, went inside the air conditioned home and called for emergency help.

After evaluation, paramedics said the baby was acting appropriately for his age and all of his vital signs were normal. They did stay on scene to continue to monitor vital signs, but the baby was not taken to the hospital.

Tucson Police are investigating the call.

TPD and TFD say this serves as a reminder to the community to not leave loved possessions or children vulnerable to the extreme temperatures found in a car. Authorities say having open communication, having a system in place and never forgetting children will keep the whole family safe.

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