#childsafety | Dramatic moment scared little girl who drifted out to sea in inflatable dinghy is rescued


A terrified little girl was rescued by a frantic lifeboat crew after drifting out to sea on an inflatable dinghy.

The gut-wrenching incident was captured on video and shows the moment rescue crews raced towards the stricken girl’s boat.

As lifeguards reached the sobbing girl she can be heard loudly crying out before begging ‘please help.’

She was then pulled to safety by rescuers who had raced out to the vessel after a call from an eagle-eyed member of the public.

Despite being tethered to the shore, the line had become detached and the inflatable had drifted out to sea with the child onboard.

Thankfully, a 999 call was made to the Coastguards which resulted in the launch of the RNLI inshore lifeboat from Rhyl.

The young girl was rescued after drifting out to sea on the inflatable

The volunteer crew quickly located the young girl on the inflatable and took her safely back to shore to be re-united with her relieved family.

The RNLI have recently launched their beach safety campaign and are warning holidaymakers flocking to the nation’s beaches to be aware of the dangers .

“We are expecting this summer to be the busiest ever for our lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crews,’” said the RNLI’s Head of Water Safety Gareth Morrison.

“We want people to enjoy the coast but urge everyone to respect the water, think about their own safety and know what to do in an emergency.

“Our main advice is to visit a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags. RNLI lifeguards will be patrolling around 245 beaches this summer to offer advice on how to stay safe and they are also there to help anyone who gets into trouble.

The volunteer crew quickly located the young girl on the inflatable and took her safely back to shore
The volunteer crew quickly located the young girl on the inflatable and took her safely back to shore

The girl was pulled to safety by the RNLI crew
The girl was pulled to safety by the RNLI crew

“Coastal areas provide a great opportunity to enjoy fresh air and open space but they can be an unpredictable and dangerous environment, particularly during early summer when air temperatures start warming up but water temperatures remain dangerously cold, increasing the risk of cold water shock.”

The key summer safety advice is:

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– Visit a lifeguarded beach & swim between the red and yellow flags

– If you get into trouble Float to Live – lie on your back and relax, resisting the urge to thrash about

– Call 999 in an emergency and ask for the Coastguard





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