Toddler’s dramatic rescue from locked car
A GRANDFATHER turned Superman to rescue a toddler locked in a car.
Little Henry Wilmot, two, who lives on Thirlmere with mum Sarah, 39 and dad Harvey, 43, was trapped for half an hour after his mum accidentally dropped the keys inside the car.
They had been visiting Sarah’s friend Claire on Appleby Close, on Ivy Bank, when the accident happened.
Luckily Chris Andrew, whose daughter is Sarah’s best friend, leaped into action and retrieved a second set of keys from Bosley before Henry became too distressed.
Chris, 60, an IT company director from Broken Cross, said: “I went round to my daughter’s house for another reason and then had to spring into action as Henry was in the car and getting warmer and it could have been dangerous.
“Sarah was a bridesmaid at Claire’s wedding - they’re best friends so I’m very pleased I could help.”
Chris collected the keys from Henry’s dad Harvey, who owns the Old Smithy Garage in Bosley but was unable to drive due to a recent operaation.
Harvey said: “My wife was upset and panicking.
“Thank goodness Chris was there - he just came to the rescue and shot off straightaway to get the spare keys from my car sales showroom, returning just as Henry was getting distressed.
●● Chris Andrew with Sarah Wilmot and Henry