Fundraiser for Eyemouth youngster

Rescue workers in Eyemouth are holding a fundraising day to raise money for Katie-Lou McLean, the 14 year old who suffered brain damage after being swept off the harbour wall in June.

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  1. Rachel Bullock

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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