Cape Town – Durban paramedics were pressed for time, as they rescued an unconscious baby that was locked in a car at Ballito Mall on Monday.
It is alleged that the child was left in the car for hours, as the parent went inside the mall, said Media Response in a statement.
Media Response said that a security guard had raised the alarm after he noticed the “unresponsive” child.
Paramedics had to force entry into the vehicle in order to get to the child.
“On arrival of crews, it was established that a baby was locked in a sealed vehicle with no ventilation, and was unconscious. A security guard had noticed the child, and the centre management alerted Medi Response.
“Paramedics immediately forced entry into the vehicle and initiated interventions on the baby. After being placed on oxygen, the baby regained consciousness,” Medi Response said.
It appeared the child’s parent had been inside the mall for several hours, leaving the baby unattended.
“The child was taken into the care of practitioners,” Medi Response said.
Picture: Facebook/ Medi Response
Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe