Two rescue operations were successful in the past week, thanks to Fayette County public safety personnel.
According to reports, a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office deputy and a county marshal responded to a call in which an eight-month-old child was accidentally locked inside a car in 85-degree heat. Upon their arrival, the infant was unconscious and lethargic.
The deputy used his baton to burst a car window and the child was removed. Fire & EMS personnel conducted a medical evaluation, after which the little girl was deemed healthy and able to return to her mother.
County officials said that more than 800 calls have been reported at the 911 center since Jan. 1 regarding keys being locked inside a vehicle. More than 70 of those involved a child or a pet being locked inside.
Another incident late last week involved an overturned passenger car in which two Hispanic males were trapped and the engine was on fire, according to an FCSO spokesperson. Deputies cut the driver’s seat belt, after which both he and the passenger were pulled from the vehicle. The fire department was able to put out the engine fire.