Baby hospitalised after being locked in hot car

A BABY has been taken to hospital after being locked in a hot car near a Gold Coast theme park for up to half-an-hour.

Emergency services were called to Adventure Drive, Oxenford – behind Wet N Wild – around 9.30am on Tuesday following reports a baby had been accidentally locked inside a car.

At the same time, the mercury peaked at 28C on the beach and temperatures further inland had risen above 30C.


It’s understood the child spent around 30 minutes in the hot car before being freed by emergency services.

An ambulance spokesperson said the tot was “a little hot and sweaty” but appeared to be okay.

The infant was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for observation.

Meanwhile, a toddler had to be freed from a car parked outside Wet N Wild this afternoon.

Police and paramedics were called to the theme park around 1.30pm with reports a three-year-old child had been accidentally locked inside the family car.

The toddler was released from the car within 15 minutes and did not need to be transported to hospital.