Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Joe Taplin said it looks to be an "unfortunate mistake" that a seven-week-old baby was left unattended in the backseat of a pick-up truck for about 15 minutes in yesterday's hot weather.
Police say they were called to the Hubley Centre in Upper Tantallon at about 1 p.m. in regards to a complaint of a baby being left in a vehicle. Taplin said the mother of the baby boy thought she had left him at home with her husband while taking her four-year-old daughter to the dentist for a dental emergency.
Police and paramedics arrived on scene and the boy was transported to the IWK Health Centre for observation, where he has been given a clean bill of health.
"Right now we believe it was a very, unfortunate mistake," Taplin said. "The mother was very distraught, upset."
Nova Scotia Child Services is investigating the case.