young girl rescued after she drifted out to sea on an inflatable unicorn
A young girl and her father were rescued after being blown to the sea by an inflatable unicorn.
The local coast guard issued a \"risk of inflation\" warning Saturday after an accident at Irwin Beach Park in Ayrshire.
Ardrossan coast guard rescue team found the girl \"not far from the coast\" and her father was swimming to try to rescue her.
The Coast Guard said in a post on Facebook that both were safely taken back to the coastline.
They all swallowed the water and were examined by the nursing staff to be taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Kevin Patterson, station officer of the Ardrossan coast guard rescue team, said: \"It was a very lucky escape for this young girl and her father, after a sunny day on the beach, it quickly became an emergency.
\"Fortunately, in this case, as the incident unfolded, the rescue assets of the Coast Guard were already on site and quickly responded to the additional resources that were immediately put into the area.
\"Inflatable toys are not designed and are not suitable for use in the sea, especially when the wind like today blows off the shore.
These inflators should only be used in swimming pools that are not in danger of being blown out to sea, and there are lifeguards on duty.
\"We would urge everyone to leave the inflatable toys at home when they go to the beach, or if you want to buy one on the road and spend money on something else.
\"Thankfully, today\'s event has yielded positive results, with only inflatable unicorns being overwhelmed by the sea.
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