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Coastguard rescues 10-month-old baby stranded at sea

The child was dragged out to sea by currents and strong winds.

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A 10-MONTH-OLD baby has been rescued after floating half a mile out to sea.

The incident happened in north-west of Turkey in the country’s Çanakkale province.

It is being reported that the child’s parents forgot that she was in the water after placing her on a flotation device near to them.

Melda Ilgin was then dragged out to sea by currents and strong winds, reports local source BGN News. 

Seeing that the child had floated out to sea, others at the beach attempted to intervene, but were too late.

It was then that the Turkish coast guard was notified, and went out in pursuit of the child.

According to the Hürriyet news network, the coast guard was greeted with a round of applause upon their return to shore.

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