A 2-year-old boy was rescued from a locked car on Wednesday, this time in one of the hottest cities in Israel, Eilat. The child was taken to hospital with slight injuries.
The details of the incident were under investigation but initial reports suggested the child’s parents were the ones to alert police who arrived on the scene, breaking the window to pull the boy out from the car on Sderot Hatmarim in the city.
On Tuesday, two female soldiers rescued a crying baby from a locked car in Raanana, alerting police and Magen David Adom paramedics who instructed them to break the window. As forces made their way to the scene, the child’s mother arrived.
The baby was unharmed and did not need medical attention as it is believed he was left unattended for a short period of time. The mother was taken in for questioning.
Earlier this month, a three-year-old died in Beersheba hospital after being found unconscious in a car in the city, possibly for hours.
Also this month, two children emerged unharmed from cars after being rescued by passersby.
Last month, three young children died in separate incidents after being left in locked cars – including two such cases that occurred within 24 hours – in the sweltering summer heat.
The tragic summer phenomenon has alarmed Israelis, launching debates about possible means of prevention and prompting a hyper vigilance that has seemed to save some children from these terrible fates.
A number of techno-gadgets have surfaced in an attempt to combat the phenomenon, and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz has said his office would subsidize their purchase.
Aaron Kalman contributed to this report.