NC Deputies Plead With Parents To Not Leave Kids, Pets In Hot Cars

Hot car deaths on the rise.

YORK COUNTY, N.C. -- It may seem like common sense but Trent Faris, spokesman for York County Sheriff’s Office says it's not uncommon for people to leave children in hot cars.

“Even though your child is the most important thing in your life people still make that dumb mistake of leaving their child in their car," said Faris.

Last year alone 39 children died after being left in a hot car. Three of those deaths happening in North Carolina.

Just this week a toddler in Greenville, N.C. was rescued from a car with a temperature of at least 115 degrees.

Robert White, founder of Safe Kids York County says that type of heat can be deadly.

“A child’s body can heat up three to five times faster than the adult," said White.

“The body is going to start shutting down and it’s going to start heating up. Your skin is really red and not sweating. That can be detrimental. This is 100 percent preventable.”

To remind you to take a child out of the either place a sticker on your dashboard to or place your valuable items such as a phone in the backseat.

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