Child taken to hospital after getting into difficulty in water off Elmer

Coastguard news
Coastguard news

A child was taken to hospital as a precaution after getting into difficulty in water off of Elmer yesterday, a Littlehampton Coastguard spokesman confirmed.

It was a busy day for the Coastguard team with five taskings in the afternoon on what was the hottest day of the year so far.

The Coastguard was called to children in difficulties in the water off Elmer.

The spokesman said: “Thankfully they were assisted to shore quickly with one child being taken to hospital as a precaution.”

The team was also called out three times to missing children on Littlehampton beach.

All children were found ‘safe and well’ and reunited with their parents or guardians, the spokesman said.

The spokesman said: “If you see an emergency on the coast call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

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