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Two children taken to hospital after being locked in car

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Jul 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-17 18:54:20-04

Two children were transported to the hospital after they were locked in a car Sunday morning, according to a news release from the Tucson Fire Department. 

Tucson Fire and Rural Metro paramedics transported a 3-year-old child and 18-month-old child after they were taken out of a car that had been locked with the keys inside.

Capt. Barrett Baker of Tucson Fire says both departments were dispatched to a jurisdictional call in the 3800 block of East River Road at 11:31 a.m. 

The father called 9-1-1 after he was locked out of the car and said that the kids had been in the car for 5-7 minutes.

Firefighters responded and unlocked the door and pulled both kids out of their car seats. 

Paramedics quickly decided to transport the children to the hospital given their appearance.

Baker says the older child was extremely lethargic and red in appearance and both children were extremely hot and drenched in sweat.

TFD transported the older child and Rural Metro transported the younger chid.

Based off of the appearance of the children, TFD asked Tucson Police to respond and investigate the circumstances.