Baby Rescued From Marina

A baby's had a miraculous escape after being rescued from the marina at Watchet in Somerset.

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Sam's father tells us his story

The father of six month old Sam has been telling us of the moment he found out his baby had plunged into Watchet harbour after a gust of wind blew his buggy over the edge.

Martyn Stevens lives locally, with partner Kate Cooper. Sam was rescued by dockmaster George Reeder and given CPR by a friend.

Photo of baby Sam

This is the photo of six month old Sam Cooper Stevens, who is recovering well at Musgrove Park Hospital after spending several minutes underwater when his buggy fell into Watchet marina.

He was rescued by the dockmaster and given CPR by a family friend before being flown by air ambulance to Taunton.

6 month old Sam Cooper Stevens
6 month old Sam Cooper Stevens Credit: Family photo

Baby rescued from Watchet marina

A baby's had a miraculous escape after being rescued from the marina at Watchet in Somerset.

The six month old was pulled from 12 feet of water after his buggy rolled into the harbour.

He was rescued by dockmaster George Reeder and taken to hospital where he's described as 'comfortable'.

The wind caught the buggy and it ended up in the harbour.

I heard the commotion and jumped on the bike to cycle over. When I got there the mum was screaming and I saw the buggy floating.

I jumped in and swam over and turned the buggy over and pulled it over. I was just in the right place at the right time.

– Dockmaster George Reeder

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