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(KSL News) -- Police are again issuing warnings after two small children were rescued from a hot car this afternoon.
Two passerbys noticed the children, ages four and 11 months, inside this van at a shopping center parking lot around four this afternoon. When police arrived, they found the kids sweating and decided to break the passenger side window in order to get them out.
The children were left in the van for between 15 and 20 minutes, with only this one window cracked. Officers say it's lucky the witnesses spotted them when they did.
Sgt. Martin Kaufmann/Salt Lake City Police Dept., "HAD THEY BEEN LEFT THERE LONGER... SERIOUS SITUATION"
Rescue crews treated and released the kids at the scene. Their father was written a citation.