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1-year-old boy expected to recover after being left in hot car for 2 hours

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HERRIMAN, Utah - A 1-year-old boy who was left inside a hot car for more than two hours is expected to recover.

Lt. Lex Bell, with the Unified Police Department, told KSTU that a mother left church early Sunday afternoon because she wasn't feeling well.

Authorities say the woman's husband stayed at church with their children, but the mother decided to bring their 1-year-old son home with her.

Once she arrived home, investigators say she forgot about the boy in the backseat.

Over two hours later, the woman's family arrived home and found the boy in the car, which was parked in the driveway.

Paramedics say the boy was lethargic, was taking shallow breaths when he was found and had a 105 degree temperature.

"This car was 154 degrees inside a few minutes after paramedics had opened the door and were doing their work on the child. So, probably was even higher than that," Bell said.

Authorities say while the mother is not likely going to be charged, this case serves as a reminder for other parents.

"It's one of those things where you've got to think about, not even for a few minutes can you leave your child in the car unattended," he said.