Southampton fireffighters called to rescue toddler from car

Daily Echo: Boy trapped in car drama Boy trapped in car drama

FIREFIGHTERS had to free a one-year-old child after he became locked in a car this afternoon.

A crew from St Mary’s were called to a Southampton car park at around 1.25pm where the boy had become trapped in the vehicle.

They were alerted after the mother placed her son on the rear passenger seat and put her bag and keys on the front seat then shut the doors, when somehow the central locking activated.

A firefighter smashed a small window at the front of the car as far away from the child as possible and then reached in to release the internal locking.

The boy had been trapped in the John Lewis pick up collection point at the bottom level of WestQuay car park, for about half an hour and it took firefighters around 10 minutes to get him out.

He was unhurt.

Crew manager Paul O’Donovan, from St Mary’s station, said: “He was in the shade and it was the bottom of the car park.

“Physically I don’t think he was that uncomfortable, but he was a little bit agitated.”

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7:39pm Sat 17 May 14

Jonny Maths says...

incredible that "fire fighters" were called.... I would have just smashed the window.... it would have been over in 10 seconds and after a call to my insurers the car would be on the road to being sorted....
incredible that "fire fighters" were called.... I would have just smashed the window.... it would have been over in 10 seconds and after a call to my insurers the car would be on the road to being sorted.... Jonny Maths
  • Score: 18

8:44pm Sat 17 May 14

Huffter says...

Jonny Maths wrote:
incredible that "fire fighters" were called.... I would have just smashed the window.... it would have been over in 10 seconds and after a call to my insurers the car would be on the road to being sorted....
Which company do you insure with?
[quote][p][bold]Jonny Maths[/bold] wrote: incredible that "fire fighters" were called.... I would have just smashed the window.... it would have been over in 10 seconds and after a call to my insurers the car would be on the road to being sorted....[/p][/quote]Which company do you insure with? Huffter
  • Score: 9

9:20pm Sat 17 May 14

East stand benches says...

Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****.
Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****. East stand benches
  • Score: -3

10:24pm Sat 17 May 14

jonnyx says...

Jonny Maths wrote:
incredible that "fire fighters" were called.... I would have just smashed the window.... it would have been over in 10 seconds and after a call to my insurers the car would be on the road to being sorted....
Ten seconds eh. You truly are a modern day hero. I applaud you sir. I hope were I ever to lock a small child in a car that you would be there to sort it all out, and then take care of my insurance claim.
[quote][p][bold]Jonny Maths[/bold] wrote: incredible that "fire fighters" were called.... I would have just smashed the window.... it would have been over in 10 seconds and after a call to my insurers the car would be on the road to being sorted....[/p][/quote]Ten seconds eh. You truly are a modern day hero. I applaud you sir. I hope were I ever to lock a small child in a car that you would be there to sort it all out, and then take care of my insurance claim. jonnyx
  • Score: 1

10:39pm Sat 17 May 14

wwozzer says...

jonnyx wrote:
Jonny Maths wrote:
incredible that "fire fighters" were called.... I would have just smashed the window.... it would have been over in 10 seconds and after a call to my insurers the car would be on the road to being sorted....
Ten seconds eh. You truly are a modern day hero. I applaud you sir. I hope were I ever to lock a small child in a car that you would be there to sort it all out, and then take care of my insurance claim.
It doesn't matter if the owner breaks the window, a firefighter or father Christmas does it, there will still be an insurance claim....and to be frank who gives a toss about an insurance claim for a poxy window when a child is locked in a car and the mother is most likely frantic?
[quote][p][bold]jonnyx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonny Maths[/bold] wrote: incredible that "fire fighters" were called.... I would have just smashed the window.... it would have been over in 10 seconds and after a call to my insurers the car would be on the road to being sorted....[/p][/quote]Ten seconds eh. You truly are a modern day hero. I applaud you sir. I hope were I ever to lock a small child in a car that you would be there to sort it all out, and then take care of my insurance claim.[/p][/quote]It doesn't matter if the owner breaks the window, a firefighter or father Christmas does it, there will still be an insurance claim....and to be frank who gives a toss about an insurance claim for a poxy window when a child is locked in a car and the mother is most likely frantic? wwozzer
  • Score: 10

8:57am Sun 18 May 14

Vixsta says...

East stand benches wrote:
Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****.
Fire AND RESCUE SERVICE I think you will find...
[quote][p][bold]East stand benches[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****.[/p][/quote]Fire AND RESCUE SERVICE I think you will find... Vixsta
  • Score: 9

10:55am Sun 18 May 14

andysaints007 says...

Vixsta wrote:
East stand benches wrote:
Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****.
Fire AND RESCUE SERVICE I think you will find...
Such a waste!! You still felt compelled to add to it though - you sad muppet
[quote][p][bold]Vixsta[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East stand benches[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****.[/p][/quote]Fire AND RESCUE SERVICE I think you will find...[/p][/quote]Such a waste!! You still felt compelled to add to it though - you sad muppet andysaints007
  • Score: -4

1:02pm Sun 18 May 14

Vixsta says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Vixsta wrote:
East stand benches wrote:
Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****.
Fire AND RESCUE SERVICE I think you will find...
Such a waste!! You still felt compelled to add to it though - you sad muppet
Let's hope you never requiring rescuing then!
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vixsta[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East stand benches[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****.[/p][/quote]Fire AND RESCUE SERVICE I think you will find...[/p][/quote]Such a waste!! You still felt compelled to add to it though - you sad muppet[/p][/quote]Let's hope you never requiring rescuing then! Vixsta
  • Score: 5

1:33am Mon 19 May 14

andysaints007 says...

Vixsta wrote:
andysaints007 wrote:
Vixsta wrote:
East stand benches wrote:
Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****.
Fire AND RESCUE SERVICE I think you will find...
Such a waste!! You still felt compelled to add to it though - you sad muppet
Let's hope you never requiring rescuing then!
Huh - you should learn to read properly you mug
[quote][p][bold]Vixsta[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Vixsta[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]East stand benches[/bold] wrote: Unbelievable waste of fire fighters time, and a waste of column inches too. What a load of ****.[/p][/quote]Fire AND RESCUE SERVICE I think you will find...[/p][/quote]Such a waste!! You still felt compelled to add to it though - you sad muppet[/p][/quote]Let's hope you never requiring rescuing then![/p][/quote]Huh - you should learn to read properly you mug andysaints007
  • Score: -2

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