Baby girl saved from scorching car after parents pass out due to 'heroin overdose'
The girl's parents said that they were heroin addicts and had relapsed after being clean for two years
A baby girl was saved by a construction worker and his fiancée from a hot car after the child's parents overdosed on heroin, it has been reported. Eric Asher, who was one of the saviors, shared photos of the incident in Canton, Ohio on social media. The photos have provoked reactions of outrage from shocked viewers.
According to the Daily Mail, the 43-year-old said that he noticed a man and a woman passed out on the ground of a parking lot while he was driving past on Friday. It was then that he happened to notice a baby girl sweating in her car seat as temperatures reached 88F (31C).
Asher rescued the baby from the open car, reports suggest, and he even gave the child water as emergency services rushed to the scene. "We were driving down the road and I looked over to my right and I saw the male and female laying on the ground," he told InsideEdition.
"We later saw that they were purple. The child was covered in sweat. We gave the baby some water — that was our priority."
As per the publication, a passerby called 911. Asher revealed that, later, the child's mother rang him to thank him for saving their daughter. She even told him that they were heroin addicts and had relapsed after being clean for two years.
As of now, the child is being looked after by a relative. According to court records, the parents have been charged with endangering a child and released on $1,000 bonds.
Asher posted pictures of the rescue on his Facebook account to raise awareness of the dangers of heroin. He captioned the post: 'Lord put us in the right place at the right time.'
The post was met with dozens of comments and reactions. One wrote: "They should be stripped of their parental rights until they prove they are off drugs." Jamie Carmen commented: "I don't know you. But thank you. That baby is alive because of you and your family. God put you in the right place at the right time. You have truly made a difference in that baby's life. Again thank you for being there and not being like others and look the other direction. U are an amazing human being." (sic)