Transcript for Toddler locked in a hot car rescued
an officer's body camera capturing the moment he arrived on scene to find a toddler apparently locked in a hot car. ABC's Marci Gonzalez joins us this morning with more. Good morning, Marci. Reporter: Good morning, Eva. We hear too many of these stories especially in these hot summer months. Fortunately people in that parking lot noticed the boy crying and called for help. Police body camera recording as this officer desperately tries to get to a toddler locked inside this car on a nearly 90-degree day. I can hear him but I can't see him. Reporter: Witnesses calling police reporting the boy was left in there outside of this Oklahoma liquor store for as long as 30 minutes. Is this your car? Yes, sir. Open it up right now and turn and put your hands behind your back. What the hell were you thinking? Reporter: A second officer removing the 14-month-old saying he was clammy to touch and had bright red skin. Is that your child? Yes. Then you come here. Reporter: His mother arrested repeatedly saying she'd left the car running with the air-conditioning on which the arresting officer disputed. The car isn't even running. It was. The ac was on. Reporter: The boy is now recovering but the case is an unsettling reminder of how often children left in hot cars do not survive. It doesn't matter the age. They can be overcome with heat very quickly. Younger children are susceptible to it and their heat system doesn't work like ours do. Reporter: Last year at least 52 children died in hot cars and already this year there have been more than a dozen cases including at least five just this month. The biggest mistake is to think it will never happen to them or your family, because if you think that you won't put preventive measures in order to make sure it doesn't happen. Reporter: And child safety advocates advise leaving a cell phone, purse, anything you will definitely need when you get out of the car in the backseat so you'll remember to look back there. As for the mother in that vehicle in the story, she was charged with child endangerment. She is expected in court on Friday. All right, Marci, thank you. A good reminder for parents to think about at this time of
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