Terrified young girl rescued after her dinghy drifted out to sea

This is the moment a frightened young girl was rescued after her dinghy was driven out to sea.

The footage shows RNLI coast guards rushing out to rescue the girl – who is heard screaming in fear after the leash of her inflatable boat is detached from the shore.

Fortunately, the Coast Guard received a call to 999, which resulted in the launch of the coastal lifeboat RNLI yesterday (May 31).

The girl was rescued from Kimmel Bay in Conwy and safely brought ashore to be reunited with her family.

The RNLI recently launched its Beach safety campaign.

Gareth Morrison, Head of Water Safety, said, “We believe this summer will be the busiest summer for our lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crews.

“We want people to enjoy the coast, but we urge everyone to respect the water, think about their own safety and know what to do in an emergency.

“Our main piece of advice is to go to a guarded beach and swim among the red and yellow flags. RNLI lifeguards will be patrolling 245 beaches this summer for advice on how to stay safe, and they’re there to help everyone too to help who get in trouble.

“Coastal areas offer a great opportunity to enjoy fresh air and open spaces, but they can be an unpredictable and dangerous environment, especially in early summer when air temperatures rise but water temperatures remain dangerously cold, increasing the risk of cold water shock.”

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