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Baby Rescued Floating A Mile Off Tunisian Coast In Inflatable Ring

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Baby Rescued Floating A Mile Off Tunisian Coast In Inflatable Ring

A baby girl has been found floating a mile off the coast of Tunisia after her parents took their eyes of her for just one second, and she was carried off in an inflatable ring. You can see a video that shows her rescue below:

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It's every parent's worst nightmare - you turn around for a split second and the child has completely disappeared.

Wherever that happens, it must be absolutely terrifying, but that counts doubly so when they've floated off into the Mediterranean Sea.

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Video footage shows the kid being rescued by someone on boat and another person in the water, as the one-year-old seems distraught.

According to local media, her parents became 'distracted' and she drifted away.

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Credit: Facebook

Before too long, she was around a mile from the coast, as evidenced when the video zooms in towards the shore to show how far out at sea the baby girl had managed to get.

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Obviously, she's been very lucky to get away from this ordeal unharmed, and her parents must feel as if they've had a massive stroke of luck, too.

Officers responded quickly to the unfolding events, and more than played their role in getting the child back safely.

According to local radio station Shems FM, the incident took place off the coast of Kelibia just after 5.00pm on Saturday afternoon.

The government told the radio news outlet that strong winds off the beach on Tunisia's north east coast had most likely caused the youngster to be carried out to sea.

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Credit: Facebook

That's after her parents became 'momentarily distracted'.

It may have been momentary, but it was long enough for the kid to be swept away and find herself in distress floating in the ocean.

The video is taken from a jet ski, and shows the young girl sitting in a pink inflatable ring.

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As they approach, a man heads into the water to help the obviously worried girl.

Following the rescue, the man in the water and the bloke on the jet ski then whisked her off back to dry land, and - presumably - her extraordinarily relieved parents.

The video was later shared on Facebook, where the original poster wrote: "Bravo and watch your children while swimming."

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Credit: Facebook
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Local authorities in the area urged parents to be vigilant and take care near the water, warning of unexpected weather changes in the area.

At least this story has a happy ending, and the child was brought safely back into shore. It could have been much worse.

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Topics: Africa, Weird

Tom Wood
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