Baby and Dog Accidently Locked in Hot Car Rescued by Shelter Cove Fire
Today, around 12:45 p.m., a family planning on a beach day ended up with a broken window but a healthy baby and a happy dog. “It was a hot day in Shelter Cove,” explained Cheryl Antony, spokesperson for Shelter Cove Volunteer Fire. The family was packing everything up and was just about ready to go when they realized that the door had closed and was somehow locked with their 8-month-old baby and dog inside.
“A button was probably pressed that locked everything,” Antony said. “The keys were on the console inside the brand new truck…Shelter Cove Fire came to the rescue. They tried every break-in tool and nothing worked.”
The little girl grew increasingly distressed.“Firefighter Logan Edwards has a small baby this age and he said the baby’s cries were getting more and more unhappy,” Antony said.
The decision was made to break open the window with a special pointed hammer made for breaking glass— the baby and dog were brought out. “The baby is fine and cooling off in the shade with extra fluids to drink, Antony said. “The dog is fine, too.”
And the family says a broken window is nothing compared to how bad it could have turned out. They were delighted with the help and suggested that others packing up supplies while the baby is still in her car seat could keep a window partially open until the baby and dog are out.