Girl, five, rescued from Bridlington sea dinghy

A five-year-old girl was rescued after she was swept out to sea in an inflatable dinghy.

Humber Coastguard said a woman tried to save the girl at Ulrome, near Bridlington, but turned back to shore when she could not reach her.

An RNLI lifeboat crew rescued the child, who had drifted 75m out to sea, at about 13:00 BST.

The woman and girl were both said to be fine after receiving medical attention on the shore.

Mike Puplett, watch manager at Humber Coastguard, said: "Inflatable boats and toys are great fun in the swimming pool but we do not recommend that people use them at the seaside because, as we've seen today, they can easily be blown out to sea.

"If you do find yourself in the situation where you or your child is being swept out to sea, stay in the boat shout for help and wave your arms. Do not attempt to swim for shore and if you're on the shore don't try and rescue them yourself. Call 999 and ask for the coastguard."

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