Dramatic moment tearful girl is saved after drifting out to sea on inflatable

A young girl was saved by RNLI volunteers after she was swept out to sea on a rubber dinghy on bank holiday Monday (May 31).

The frightened child drifted a few hundred metres out to sea just off the coast of Kinmel Bay in Conwy near Rhyl beach in Wales after her dinghy detached from the safety line on the shore.

She managed to stay onboard until the rescuers rushed to the scene.

Dramatic footage shared by the lifeboat station shows the crew rushing to the location where a yellow inflatable is bobbing about.

One crew member asks the girl: "You okay? You alright?"

"Please help me," the girl cries while another rescuer grabs her arm and drags her over to the safety boat.

The team calm her down and assure her that they would get her back to her parents.

They head back to the shore and signal to her parents to wait inside the station before they finally reunited.

It came as RNLI warn they expect this summer to be one of the busiest for lifeboat crews as lockdown rules lifted.

They explained the offshore wind and high tides cause problems with inflatable toys, boats and balls, being carried out to sea with regularity.

Paul Frost, press officer at Rhyl Lifeboat Station, said: "It was very lucky that the crew was in the area, attending another call, we they were very quickly on the scene."

A similar incident happened in Greece last year when a four-year-old girl floated out to sea while sitting on a unicorn float.

She was saved by a passing ferry roughly 500 metres from the shore of Antirrio in western Greece.

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