Paramedics Rescue Baby DOLL From Hot Car

Paramedics broke into a hot car to rescue a baby – which turned out to be a doll!

But as the ambulance crew's boss said: "Better safe that sorry."

There has been an alarming increase in the number of deaths and injuries to children who have been left alone in baking hot cars.

So when one passerby spotted what she thought was a baby in the back seat of a car in Hoboken, New Jersey, she called emergency services.

However, when the medics smashed the car window they realised the 'infant' was just a very realistic looking doll called Todd belonging to the two-year-old granddaughter of the car's owner Kitty Mieles.

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Thomas Molta, president of Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corp, told local reporters: "The doll looked real. I've got 34 years' experience in Emergency Medical Services and I probably would have broken the window too."

Mr Molta also mentioned that a few seconds could mean the difference between a child in a hot car living or dying so the team had to make a quick decision.

He said: "I'd rather err on the side of caution. You can replace a window. You can't replace a life."

Kitty said she's happy that the city of Hoboken have offered to pay for the repairs.

She said: "When he came out, there were the cops and the ambulance and they broke the window thinking that there was a baby in there, but it wasn't a baby, it was a doll."