Fire crews rescue nine-week-old baby trapped in car

PUBLISHED: 08:38 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:38 24 August 2018

Sedgemoor Services. Picture: Google

Sedgemoor Services. Picture: Google


A baby just weeks old was freed by fire crews yesterday (Thursday) after being trapped in a locked car.

The boy was stuck in a vehicle at the southbound Sedgemoor Services on the M5 near Edingworth after his father left his keys in the ignition, and needed freeing by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokesman said: “A fire appliance from Burnham was mobilised following a call from the father of a nine-week-old baby which had been accidentally locked in the car, after the keys were left in the ignition.

“Our crew arrived on scene at 4.36pm and by 4.45pm had gained entry to the vehicle, using small tools and reunited the baby, unharmed, with its father.”

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