Tod­dler’s dra­matic res­cue from locked car

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS -

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

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