Incredible pictures have emerged of a baby being rescued from the open ocean after she floated a kilometre out to sea when her parents forgot they left her in the water.
The Turkish Coastguard was called into action today after goers and the child’s parents ised in horror that strong winds and ocean currents were swiftly pulling her towards Greece.
Kept alive only because she was sitting inside a child’s flotation device, 10-month- Melda Ilgin was pulled from the ocean when rescuers dived into the water to catch her.
Ten month Melda Ilgin floats out to sea after being left in the yellow flotation device at the
A rescuer pulls her to safety after having dived into the water to stop her travelling towards Greece
Incredibly, she had travelled a kilometre out to sea before rescuers were able to reach her
Here she is seen ried away from the scene by her after being saved by the Turkish Coastguard
Melda’s gives her some water after she was saved from floating out to sea by the Turkish Coastguard
The ordeal began when the Ilgin took a trip to the near the town of Kuckuyu, in Turkey’s south west coast, BGN News reported.
Sitting her in a child’s flotation device, they left her in the water while they relaxed.
However, strong northerly winds sent her offshore and sailing ly south towards the Greek island of Lesbos.
Horrified goers then ised the gravity of the situation and after several attempts to rescue her themselves, called the coastguard.
Travelling almost a kilometre offshore, rescuers dived into the water and pulled her from the sea.
She was soon reunited with her parents, who ly ushered her from the scene as a gathered crowd looked on in beerment.
Melda Ilgun drifted a kilometre from the Turkish (identified by the red dot) and was moving towards the Greek island of Lesbos when rescued
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