Vernon Fire Rescue Services raced into action Tuesday afternoon, July 28, following a report of a child locked in a vehicle at the Shops at Polson Park.
The call came in just before 2 p.m.
“We were on the scene within minutes and discovered that the mother had just placed her child in the vehicle’s car seat when somehow the door locked on her with the child and keys in the vehicle,” said VFRS deputy fire chief Dwight Seymour.
“A bystander was there trying to get the door open and was, in fact, successful in opening the door, much to the mother’s relief. The child was pulled out by the mother and everybody was good. The child was not left unattended.”
Temperatures in cars in the parking lot were reading 36 degrees Celsius at the time of the call.