Your prayers are necessary for these little ones. The Hibbing Police Department issued a press release regarding an incident that occurred yesterday afternoon in Hibbing. According to the press release, the Hibbing Police Department dispatched officers to the 4200 block of 4th Street in Leetonia. Two three-year-old twins have been reported missing.
Officers and neighbors in the area began searching for the children. An hour and a half passed before and the police officer was able to locate the two boys locked in a vehicle near the residence.
The weather in the area was fine in the 1980s, and the children were numb and in “medical distress” from the extreme heat inside the vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a car can heat up 20 degrees inside in just 10 minutes.
One of the boys was taken to Hibbing UMCM and was listed as being in stable condition on the morning of August 10.
The other boy was airlifted to Minneapolis Children’s Hospital. It is listed in critical condition. Police do not expect foul play, but an investigation is underway. Other departments involved in the appeal were the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the Chisholm Police Department, the Minnesota State Patrol, and the Hibbing Fire Department.
While the cause of this is still being investigated, it’s still important to note that it’s crucial to check your back seat before getting out of your car. Since 1998, there have been 900 child deaths from heat stroke in the United States of children left in cars. It is a horrible tragedy and something that can be avoided.
Let’s all hope and pray that both children fully recover from this incident.
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