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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

Croyde lifeguards rescue 24 from rip currents

RNLI lifeguards at Croyde beach rescued 24 people after bathers and bodyboarders were caught in strong rip currents. The casualties, including children, were dragged away from the beach and unable to make it back to shore in the conditions.

Children were among those rescued in busy day for lifeguards Credit: RNLI

RNLI lifeguards carried out several rescues throughout the day (Tuesday July 24th) as people struggled.


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.

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