Toddler Locked Inside Hot Car In Sydney

Police yet to locate parents

Toddler Locked Inside Hot Car In Sydney

Police are currently trying to locate the parents of a toddler allegedly left in a locked car in Sydney this morning.

At approximately 11.15am, officers from Harbourside Local Area Command were called to Powell Street, Neutral Bay, after receiving an alert regarding a child inside a locked vehicle outside a block of units.

Upon arrival at the scene, a distressed boy, aged between two and three years, was removed from the Kia vehicle after a window was broken to rescue him.

Emergency services have attended the scene, with NSW Ambulance paramedics reporting that the child sustained mild dehydration.

It is understood that boy was left inside the vehicle for roughly 40 minutes.

The parents of the child are still yet to be located.

Parents are reminded to never leave children in the car, as risks include the child being abducted even if the car is locked, and temperatures can rise to 50C - 60C in the vehicle even on a mild day.

Anyone who sees a child left unattended in a vehicle is urged to contact 000 and help make sure the child can be rescued as soon as possible.