Children left in hot truck
A 41-year-old Kelowna man could face possible charges after two children were left inside a pickup truck in the sweltering heat Friday afternoon.
On July 11 at 3:25 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of children being left in a hot vehicle in the parking lot of Walmart located at 1555 Banks Road. Police found a 5-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy inside a Ford pickup truck in 33 degree Celsius weather. Both boys were removed from the truck and immediately assessed by paramedics.
The driver showed up shortly thereafter with an 11-year-old girl and was subsequently arrested for leaving the two boys inside the vehicle. The youngest boy was returned to his mother who attended the scene. Ministry of Children and Families personnel attended to assist in the return of the older two children to their mother.
Police believe the two boys had been in the truck for nearly 30 minutes and that their continued health was in jeopardy.
The 41-year-old Kelowna man faces potential charges of Fail to Provide Necessities of Life. He was released on a Promise to Appear for Court on September 25, 2014.
People need to realize that it is never okay to leave a child or pet in a vehicle, no matter how brief. The temperature in a parked car, even in the shade with the windows partly open, can rapidly reach a level that will seriously harm or even kill your pet or child.
If you see a pet in distress or any child at all locked in a car, don’t hesitate - call 9-1-1. You may save a life.
Send photos and video to [email protected]
Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more Kelowna News
- City bucks up for UBCMPenticton / S. Okanagan - 1:33 pm
- Slope safety still a concernWest Kelowna - 1:41 pm
- RCMP will target school zonesWest Kelowna - 1:20 pm
- Teachers' vote resultsBC
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna Central Okanagan
District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library