Police officers from the Euclid Police Department in Ohio saved a baby’s life and brought peace of mind to a mother after the baby was accidentally locked in a hot car.
According to Fox News, the mother accidentally shut the door with the keys inside, triggering the car’s automatic door locking system.
“It felt like my life was about to end,” the mother of the child told FOX 8 after the rescue. “Who would think their baby would ever get locked in the car?”
She also left her phone in the car and had to run to a nearby apartment complex to call the police.
The rescue was captured on police body worn camera footage and posted to by the department to YouTube.
In the video, police officers could be seen trying to open the door with various tools while the mother looked on anxiously. After several unsuccessful attempts, they realize they can’t wait any longer and have to break the window.
“I’m not doing this all day with a baby in the car,” one officer said after failed attempts to open the door. “Just so you know we’re going to bust out this window. The baby’s been in here too long. It’s sweating,” he radioed.
“I started panicking,” the mother recalled. “She started sweating instantly because it was hot outside and I knew I had to think fast.”
It was 85 degrees in Euclid that day, but easily could have reached 100 degrees in the car.
After officers opened the door, they immediately passed the child to her tearful mother while pressing a frozen water bottle her mom keeps in the car on hot days to the baby’s forehead.
“We are going to let the paramedics look at her, that car was extremely hot when I opened it,” one of the officers said.
Cpt. Mitch Houser said the officers acted perfectly.
“This officer knew exactly what to do to help out. Those precious moments before EMS could get there.”
Medical professionals arrived after and cleared the baby’s health.
The mother expressed her gratitude to everyone who helped.
“Thank you so much, thank everybody for their help,” she said.