A frantic rescue was caught on tape at a San Jose, California, mall parking lot as firefighters pulled a toddler out of a hot car.

According to KTVU-TV, the mother told police she had left the child to run a quick errand along with her other child. She could now face child neglect charges.

The boy was in the car for an estimated 5-10 minutes and was spotted by other shoppers who quickly called police.


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The two-year-old boy was sweaty and crying, but otherwise OK.

Firefighters say the temperature on Monday afternoon hit 92 degrees. Experts say the temperature in a hot car in the sun rises about 10 degrees every 10 minutes.

Watch the rescue above from America's Newsroom.