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Boy remains in a serious condition after sea rescue

A six-year-old child remains in a serious condition after being rescued in a dramatic operation off the Dorset coast. Portland coastguard said boy 'momentarily stopped breathing' after getting into difficulties in the water at Chesil Cove.

He was airlifted to a hospital in Dorchester and has now been transferred to one in Southampton.

A young boy remains in critical condition after being rescued off Dorset coast Credit: Dorset Media

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Child in dramatic sea rescue off Portland

A dramatic rescue unfolded at Chesil Cove at Portland tonight in front of scores of beach-goers after a child got into difficulties in the water. Coastguards say the six-year-old was taken to hospital in Dorchester after being stabalised by paramedics.

Dramatic sea rescue off Portland Credit: Dorset Media

Police and coastguards cleared part of the beach to allow the helicopter to land on the sloping beach. There were some hundred people on the beach enjoying the hot sunny evening.

South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path has been crowned the country's best coastal path. It is Britain's longest coastal trail, stretching 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset, past Land's End and up towards Poole harbour in Dorset.

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The path takes walkers from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset Credit: ITV Westcountry

It takes in one National Park, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and two World Heritage Sites. It won the title at the Coast awards in London.

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Ramblers travelling the South West Coast Path take in some spectacular views Credit: ITV Westcountry

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