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Hundreds gather to raise money for Eyemouth Teenager

Katie-Lou McLean Credit: Family photograph

A special fundraising day is taking place in Eyemouth to raise money for 14 year old Katie-Lou McLean, the teenager left with permanent brain damage when a freak wave swept her out to sea. Katie-Lou was repeatedly thrown against the walls of the harbour. She had no heartbeat when she was rescued.

Katie-Lou's parents will today thank emergency services for saving her life Credit: ITV

Today, Katie-Lou's parents are thanking the emergency services who saved their daughter's life as well as the many others who have given them support following the incident in June.

Eyemouth harbour Credit: Viewer's image

The event was organised by the Coastguard who gave Katie-Lou vital CPR on the day of the rescue. Money raised today will go towards a trust set up by Katie-Lou's family to help them provide long term care for the teenager.

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Rescuers hold fundraiser for teenager

Rescue workers are holding a fundraising day in Eyemouth to raise money for Katie-Lou McLean.

The 14 year old was swept off the harbour wall and out to sea by huge waves in June.

Katie-Lou has been left with permanent brain damage and remains in hospital in Edinburgh.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend an emergency services day on Saturday afternoon. The event has been organised by Coastguard Norman Richardson, who gave CPR to Katie-Lou at the time of her accident.

He said the idea was to give all the people who were involved in the incident another chance to help.

Around £6000 has already been raised by locals for a trust set up by Katie's family to help them provide lifelong care.

Fundraising for teen: Full Report

The parents of a teenager, left brain-damaged when she was swept into the sea, say they have been 'overwhelmed' by the support they have received. Katie-Lou MacLean and her family had only lived in Eyemouth for a few months, when she was seriously injured while trying to save a friend.

She's still being treated in hospital, but her parents hope she could be home by Christmas.

Parents 'overwhelmed' by local support

The parents of a teenager left brain damaged when she was swept into the sea say they have been 'overwhelmed' by the support they have received since the tragedy.

Katie-Lou MacLean and her family had only lived in Eyemouth for five months when she was seriously injuried as she tried to save a friend. She's still being treated in hospital but her parents hope she could be home by Christmas.

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