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One-year-old is rescued after floating nearly a MILE out to sea in a rubber ring

One-year-old baby is rescued after floating nearly a MILE out to sea in a rubber ring on Tunisian beach while parents were ‘distracted’

  • Incident happened on Saturday afternoon off a beach in Kelibia, local media said
  • Footage shows moment of the rescue by Civil Protection officer and lifeguard
  • The little girl is seated in a pink rubber ring having drifted very far from the cost
  • Her parents are thought to have been ‘momentarily distracted’, local media said
  • Authorities said the child was likely blown out to sea by strong winds and urged parents to be vigilant

A one-year-old baby has been rescued after floating nearly a mile out to sea off Tunisia in a rubber ring while her parents were ‘distracted’.

The incident happened just after 5p.m. on Saturday off a beach in Kelibia, on the country’s north east coast, local media reported. 

Video shows the moment of the rescue after Civil Protection officers were called to save the child, who was unharmed after her ordeal. 

Government sources told radio station Shems FM that the girl had likely been blown out to sea by strong winds. 

Her parents are thought to have been ‘momentarily distracted; at the time.  

The camera pans up to show the cost in the distance, revealing just how far the infant had drifted out

A one-year-old baby has been rescued after floating nearly a mile out to sea off Tunisia in a rubber ring while her parents were ‘distracted’. In a video, taken from a jet ski, the little girl, sitting in a pink inflatable ring, is being pulled towards the vehicle by a lifeguard. The camera then pans up to show how far the infant has drifted out

The child floated out to sea after her parents became distracted, but was rescued within a mile of the shore

The child floated out to sea after her parents became distracted, but was rescued within a mile of the shore

In the footage, taken from a jet ski, the little girl, sitting in a pink inflatable ring, is being pulled towards the vehicle by a lifeguard.

The camera pans up to show the cost in the distance, revealing just how far the infant had drifted out.

Together, the man in the water and the man on the jet ski lift the crying child onto the jet ski and clip her in before speeding off to the safety of the shore, rubber ring in tow.

Together, the man in the water and the man on the jet ski lift the crying child onto the jet ski and clip her in before speeding off to the safety of the shore, rubber ring in tow

A Facebook user shared the video, writing in a post: 'Bravo and watch your children while swimming'

Together, the man in the water and the man on the jet ski lift the crying child onto the jet ski and clip her in before speeding off to the safety of the shore, rubber ring in tow

A Facebook user shared the video, writing in a post: ‘Bravo and watch your children while swimming’. 

Authorities also urged parents to be vigilant and not to take risks during expected weather changes in the area, Shems FM reported.  

Social media users thanked God the child was rescued safely but questioned what her parents had been doing that she was able to drift so far out.   

Pictured: The child is rescued by a lifeguard

Pictured: The child is rescued by a lifeguard

Social media users thanked God the child was rescued safely but questioned what her parents had been doing that she was able to drift so far out

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