A baby was rescued after she floated half a mile out into the sea, after her parents forgot that they had left her in the water in Turkey.
The Turkish Coastguard was called to the rescue of the child, after beachgoers and the infant’s parents finally realized that strong winds and sea currents were swiftly pulling her into open sea and toward the Greek island of Lesbos.
Before calling the coastguard, the beachgoers had made several attempts to rescue the child themselves, but failed.
Ten-month-old Melda Ilgin was kept alive by the flotation device she was sitting into and was pulled from the sea when the rescuers dived in to catch her.
The girl was then brought safely back to the beach and handed to her relieved family, who quickly left the scene as the gathered crowd looked on in disbelief, BGNNews reports.
1. Ten-month-old Melda Ilgin floated out to sea after being left in the yellow flotation device at the beach.
2. The infant drifted about half a mile from the Turkish beach (identified by the red dot) and was moving towards the Greek island of Lesbos when she was rescued.
Read more: BGNNews.
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