No charges for parents who left boy, 2, in hot car wearing coat

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Katie Schneider, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 6:57 PM ET

CALGARY — No charges will be laid against the parents of a two-year-old boy who had to be rescued after being left alone in a hot car for 30 minutes wearing a winter coat.

Passersby noticed the boy alone in a SUV in the parking lot of Marlborough Mall Sunday about 5 p.m. and flagged down a nearby Calgary EMS crew.

Firefighters were called to get inside the vehicle to remove the boy, and police searched for the boy's parents.

The boy, found sleeping, didn't seem to be in distress but was sweating and showed some signs of heat exhaustion.

"The temperature in the vehicle would have been much higher than the outside," Brideaux said.

Staff Sgt. Andy Nguyen, with the Child Abuse Unit, said believing the parents were at the Walmart, police made an announcement inside the store in an effort to find them.

As they are new immigrants from India who don't understand English well, it took 15 to 20 minutes before both parents returned.

 

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