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Toddler trapped in hot car in Alfriston freed by firefighters
1:30pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013 in News
Firefighters were forced to break into a car yesterday afternoon to save a two-year-old girl as temperatures reached 30C.
The youngster became trapped at Drusillas Park in Alfriston after the car door slammed shut accidentally.
Paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) attended and the girl was freed.
As a precaution she was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Emergency services were unable to say how long the girl was stuck in the car.
A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue told The Argus: “A lady was with her child and went away for a few minutes, we don’t know why.
“The girl was trapped in the car accidentally.
“Firefighters attended and the girl was freed. An ambulance was called because of óthe girl’s age and the weather.”
Weather warning A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “We understand from the ambulance service that a two-year-old girl was locked in a parked car at Drusillas for a short time at about 2pm after the door slammed shut accidentally.
“The child was apparently freed unharmed and there was no need for police attendance.”
A Drusillas spokeswoman said: “As a family were leaving the park they inadvertently locked their keys and child in the car.
“The fire brigade were quickly called and got the child out.”
The drama happened as temperatures across the country hit 33C.
Wiggonholt, near Storrington, recorded the hottest temperatures in the county yesterday at 30.5C and Wych Cross, Haywards Heath, 30.4C.
But the weather is expected to take a turn for the worse today, with a severe weather warning in place for torrential rain.
Up to 50mm of rain is expected to fall in a matter of hours from 1pm, with forecasters warning of the threat of flooding.
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