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Child found in hot car home from hospital

Posted August 7, 2008 10:18 a.m. EDT

— Adrian Garcia went home from the hospital Wednesday.

The 3-year-old spent 40 minutes inside a hot car Tuesday afternoon before an aunt found him – sweaty and motionless.

Maria Valadez said her nephew was in and out of consciousness when emergency crews arrived at his home at 95 Webb Mill Road in Four Oaks.

If Adrian had been trapped in the car for much longer, paramedic Lisa Langston said, he could have died.

Valadez said Adrian got inside the car by himself and that his mother did not know he was in there.

A spokeswoman with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said the case was still being investigated, and that no charges have been filed.