Boy, 1, freed from a blistering hot car after he was locked inside and the temperature rose to 31C

A one-year-old boy was freed from a sweltering car after he was locked inside and the temperature rose to 31C

  • A one-year-old boy was freed from a blistering hot car after he was locked inside
  • Paramedics and firefighters were called to the mall to save the child
  • Firefighters forced themselves into the vehicle and saved the boy

Sahar Mourad for daily post Australia

A one-year-old boy was freed from a blistering hot car after he was locked in when the temperature rose to 31 degrees.

Paramedics and firefighters were called to the Derrimut Village shopping center in the east of Melbourne to save the child.

Firefighters forced themselves to drive into the vehicle using a wigdur set and saved the boy from the hot car, reported the Herald Sun.

Paramedics and firefighters were called to the Derrimut Village shopping center in the east of Melbourne to save the child

Paramedics and firefighters were called to the Derrimut Village shopping center in the east of Melbourne to save the child

A one-year-old boy was freed from a blistering hot car after he was locked in when the temperature rose to 31 degrees (file photo)

A one-year-old boy was freed from a blistering hot car after he was locked in when the temperature rose to 31 degrees (file photo)

A one-year-old boy was freed from a blistering hot car after he was locked in when the temperature rose to 31 degrees (file photo)

He did not need medical treatment.

While temperatures continue to rise, the authorities continue to warn of the potentially fatal dangers of keeping children in locked cars.

Temperatures can double within a few minutes and the body temperature of a child can rise up to five times faster than in adults.

Five children were saved from hot cars on January 4, when the temperature reached 42.6 degrees, the publication reported.

HOW HOT CARS KILL YOUNG CHILDREN

Rapidly rising temperatures in cars can quickly overwhelm very young children, who can not properly regulate their body heat.

High internal temperatures lead to heat stroke, which overloads the temperature regulation of the brain.

This leads to dizziness, confusion, disorientation, agitation, seizures, slowness, unconsciousness and ultimately death.

Cracking a window, or even leaving it open, is not enough – the heat in the car will not dissipate and the greenhouse effect will remain.

Achieving a temperature as high as 78C can result in irreversible organ damage or even death.

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