Texas Boy Left in Hot Car Sent to Hospital

July 03--A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was found inside a car Wednesday with a body temperature of 106 and was not responding, a El Paso fire department spokesman said.

About 2:40 p.m., paramedics were called after the boy was found inside a vehicle in the 1800 block of Dean Martin Drive, Fire Deputy Chief Robert Arvizu said.

The child had been taken inside the home before paramedics arrived. The boy had heatstroke-like symptoms and a body temperature of 106, Arvizu said. A normal body temperature is 98.6.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Sierra Providence East.

The high temperature in El Paso on Wednesday was 92 degrees, which was reached shortly before 5 p.m., an official at the National Weather Service Office in Santa Teresa said.

The child-safety advocacy group Kids And Cars warns that the temperature inside a parked car can reach 125 degrees in a few minutes.

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