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Deputies save girl from hot car in Queen Creek

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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:12 am

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Pinal County sheriff's deputies say they saved a 2-year-old girl who was left in a hot car for up to 90 minutes in Queen Creek.

Deputies say they were called to a supermarket parking lot about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday after a shopper saw the toddler in the vehicle.

They broke into the locked vehicle to rescue the girl, who they say was crying and sweating heavily.

The girl was taken to Banner Ironwood hospital. Her name hasn't been released.

Sheriff's spokesman Elias Johnson says authorities are investigating the incident.

They've talked to the girl's mother, who estimated that her child was in the car for 20 to 30 minutes. The mother didn't say why the girl was left unattended in the car.

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