On August 8, a very young child listened to his instinct for survival by fleeing the daycare center where, in the heat of the heat, he received no water.
The facts took place on August 8, whena heat wave still affected most of France. In the middle of a summer when temperatures again reached record values, a 3-year-old boy was, like many others, dropped off at the outdoor center near his home in Melun. Only his parents did not think, leaving him at the Cèdes leisure center, thatan adventure that could have been deadly awaited their toddler. As La République de Seine-et-Marne reports, the little one whose name has not been mentioned fled the leisure center, located 4 rue Lavoir-Saint-Liesne in Melun, for a very specific reason: he was thirsty.
It is in the afternoon that the child himself pushed open the doors of the centre’s gate to go out into the street, escaping the supervision of the facilitators who were at the air center that day. Our colleagues report that when she picked him up at 6:10 p.m., the child’s aunt discovered that he had disappeared, and that he had not been seen since 4:30 p.m. The search within the center began around 5 p.m. but, an hour later, no trace of the child had been found. “I immediately called the police“told the aunt of the deceased to La République de Seine-et-Marne, before telling the happy ending of a story that could very quickly have turned into a disaster.
The young boy ended up in the emergency room
“Fortunately, we found him at 6:40 p.m., at the bottom of his residence. He was crying. He walked 5 minutes and crossed the Saint-Liesne coast despite the traffic. He had to wait almost two hours in front of his home . My nephew explained that he had left because he was thirsty. Despite the temperature of 30 degrees, we would have refused to give him water”. An internal investigation has been opened at the leisure center after the child’s mother filed a complaint. If he is better today, the toddler must have been taken to the emergency room the day after he ran away for he was suffering from tremors, convulsions, fever and vomiting, symptoms of severe dehydration.