Mo. Western Players Save Toddler from Hot Car

7 years 3 months 6 days ago Tuesday, September 06 2011 Sep 6, 2011 Tuesday, September 06, 2011 11:57:00 AM CDT September 06, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Two Missouri Western football players are being credited with saving the life of a toddler stuck inside his grandmother's hot car.

Jack Long and Shane Simpson, both defensive backs, were leaving football practice Aug. 23 when they saw a woman trying to break the window of her car with a bat. When they stopped, a frantic Teresa Gall asked them to help get her 17-month-old grandson out of the car. She had accidentally locked her keys in the car on a day when temperatures reached 95 degrees.

She told KSHB-TV that her grandson, Liam, was getting ill and vomiting when the football players
arrived. Simpson broke the window with one swing and Liam was pulled from the car. He was dehydrated but otherwise fine.

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