Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

Walton-on-the-Naze: Girl, 7, has to be resuscitated by her father after nearly drowning

PUBLISHED: 10:24 27 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:11 27 July 2014

Archant

A seven-year-old girl came close to drowning in the sea at Walton-on-the-Naze yesterday as the coastguard issued a plea for people to take care in the water this weekend.

The air ambulance was called to the scene at around 3pm yesterday afternoon, but the girl had fortunately been resuscitated by her father before it arrived.

The girl was then taken to hospital by land ambulance.

It was one of 17 incidents Thames Coastguard was called to during yesterday’s hot weather.

These included a man suffering extreme dehydration, a dog having to be rescued from the water, as well as a number of incidents with jet skis and speed boats.

A Thames Coastguard spokesman said: “Unlike having a car, where you have to pass a driving test before you get on the road, you don’t need that with jet skis and speed boats.

“It’s an education thing.”

Two people have been arrested after a double stabbing at a bungalow in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Westbourne area of Ipswich.

Two people suffered the effects of cold after their dinghy capsized in water off Wrabness, near Harwich.

The manager of an Essex pub that has been banned from holding outdoor music events due to noise complaints has spoken of the “ongoing battle” staff have faced with neighbours and councillors.

A former Suffolk Sea Cadet instructor who was given a suspended prison sentence after he had sex with a 15-year-old girl has been locked up for six months after he broke a court order banning him from having unsupervised contact with any other young girls.

Arthur Scoffield cried when he watched Saving Private Ryan at the cinema. The horrific realism of war depicted by Steven Spielberg perhaps got the better of the proud old Ipswich soldier.

The mother of missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague says she would rather be “waiting for a phone call than not” despite the agony of what news from the landfill site means.

A campaign aiming to raise £40,000 towards the creation of a law centre in Suffolk has received a cash boost from two companies.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24