Coastguard: Parents treated after rescue attempt

A spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has said that the parents of a four-year-old boy who is missing at sea in Somerset were treated for water ingestion after attempting a rescue:

The parents of the child have been treated on scene after they went in after the boy and required medical treatment for water ingestion.

A member of the public dialled 999 at 6.04pm to inform Swansea Coastguard that they had seen two adults go in the water to attempt to rescue a small child and that they needed medical assistance.

Swansea Coastguard sent the Burnham-on-Sea Coastguard rescue team to the scene, along with the two Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats.

The Coastguard Rescue helicopter from Portland is also on scene, along with a police helicopter and Avon Ambulance Service. The search is currently still ongoing.

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