An approximately 6-month-old infant was found locked in a hot car alone in Modi’in Illit in Israel on Monday.
United Hatzalah volunteers who were dispatched to the scene and after the baby was extricated from the car immediately began performing CPR on the child.
The infant had been forgotten in the car and was discovered by family members sometime later.
United Hatzalah volunteer EMT Aharon Waldshine, who was one of the first responders at the scene said: “According to family members, the infant who is approximately 6-months-old, was forgotten in the car sometime earlier this morning, and when they came back to the car this afternoon they discovered the child without a pulse and not breathing. Together with other first responders at the scene, we attempted to resuscitate the child and the child was transported to the hospital in critical condition.”
The organization’s Psych trauma and Crisis Response Unit was dispatched to help the family members cope with the emotional turmoil resulting from the incident.
United Hatzalah’s Spokesperson’s Department issued a statement: “We ask that parents always follow the safety procedures regarding vehicles and infants in cars. Never leave an infant or small child unattended in a car, not even for a second and always make sure that no one is left in a vehicle by themselves when leaving the car. It is recommended that pedestrians keep an eye out for children inside parked cars, especially during the hot summer months, and if you see something please call for emergency help in an effort to avoid tragedies from occurring.”
Please watch the following videos to understand how dangerous it is to be inside a vehicle in the heat with the windows closed.
In the warmer summer months, a car can become a deadly trap in JUST A FEW MINUTES.