Child faints in locked car

Last updated 09:57 23/11/2013

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A toddler accidentally locked in a car in Titahi Bay yesterday became unconscious and had to be rescued by fire fighters.

Shortly after 3pm yesterday, fire fighters from Titahi Bay and Porirua were called to rescue the 3-year-old, acting shift manager Craig Dally said.

The child's mother had accidentally activated the self-locking mechanism and left the keys inside the car, which was parked by a flat behind Maincourt Store & Takeaways on Main Road. 

While waiting for another set of keys to arrive, she became anxious and called the Fire Service.

When fire fighters arrived, they knocked on the window but it became clear the child was in a distressed state.

They broke into the car and found the child was unconscious.

An ambulance was on hand to treat the child.

The child was treated at the scene and was "absolutely fine", a central ambulance communications spokeswoman said.

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