With the extreme heat warnings being issued consistently in areas of the West Central Region, it's important keep a close eye out when leaving children in vehicles.

When temperatures are steady at 30 degrees Celsius, the inside of a vehicle can heat up to around 50 degrees Celsius in a matter of 15-20 minutes. If a child is left in a locked car for approximately 40-45 minutes, the average temperature can get up to 65 degrees Celsius overall.

It's vital to make sure children are exiting vehicles on warm summer days to avoid the dangers of what can happen inside a vehicle. Children can suffer from heatstroke and dehydration much faster than the average adult and it can happen much easier inside a vehicle.

"Dehydration in the summer heat happens quite often so it's important to have a large intake of water for all age groups, especially youth members. Depending on the temperature outside and how humid it is outside, you may suffer from fainting, going into a coma or even death."

That was Dr. Robert Torr discussing how drinking water serves a key purpose when spending time outdoors and could be the key ingredient to saving young lives.

It's important to dress appropriately in coordination with the temperatures as heavy clothing could hurt a person's chances of survival when placed inside a vehicle for an extended amount of time.

In most cases, children are forgotten in the vehicle on a hot summer day.

According to the Canada Safety Council, 3-5 children on average die each year from being left alone in vehicles for a long period of time.

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