Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey

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Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey

Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey

In a dramatic rescue operation, the Selsey Coastguard team responded to an emergency call at 2.33pm 27th of May, reporting a child being blown out to sea on an inflatable toy off East Beach, Selsey. The Selsey Inshore Lifeboat was also dispatched to the scene.

Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey

Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off  Selsey

Thanks to the quick actions of a local fisherman and the Lifeboat team, the young girl and a man were successfully rescued and brought back to shore unharmed. Once safely ashore, safety advice was given, and no medical assistance was required.

Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey

The Coastguard emphasised the dangers of using inflatable toys and airbeds in the sea, which are designed for pools and can easily be blown offshore. They provided the following safety tips for those using such items at the beach:

Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey

In case of an emergency at sea, on the beach, or along the coast, the public is urged to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey

Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey
Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey
Child Rescued After Inflatable Toy Drifts Off Selsey

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