Four kids left in vehicle in parking lot

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Police and paramedics were called Wednesday when four young children were left in a vehicle in the Wal-mart parking lot.

At 2:50 p.m. yesterday, New Glasgow Regional Police responded to a distress call that the children were left in a vehicle at the parking lot unattended.  

Emergency Health Services transported all four children to the Aberdeen Hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a precaution.

The children ranged from ages 1 to 9 years of age, three girls and one boy.

All children were left in a blue Volkswagen unattended in the parking lot with some windows down.

“On a very warm humid day like today, the temperature inside your vehicle becomes extremely hot, extremely fast and deadly,” said Const. Ken Macdonald of the New Glasgow Regional Police. “It only takes 20 minutes for the interior of a vehicle to reach extreme temperatures – even on days that seem relatively mild.”

New Glasgow Regional Police continue to investigate.