The Coast Guard helicopter's winch man plucks frightened children, nine and twelve, out of the waves to save them after they have been washed up at sea
- The Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter rushed to sea off Dymchurch
- Winchman descended to safely save the teenagers while the audience watched
- A child was taken to the hospital as a precaution, the police said in a statement
A winch man from a Coast Guard helicopter picked two frightened children from the waves after the two were swept at sea in Kent.
The Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter rushed to the scene after two children – presumably nine and twelve years old – needed help in the sea off the coast of Dymchurch.
While marveling spectators watched, a winch man was lowered to save the youngsters safely.
A child was taken to the hospital as a precaution, the Kent police said.
A Kent Police spokeswoman said: “The Kent Police was called at 3:04 pm on July 28, 2020 to report two children who need help in the water off Dymchurch.
A Coast Guard helicopter winch man (pictured) pulled two frightened children off the waves after the two were washed up at sea in Kent
The Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter rushed to the scene after two children – presumably nine and twelve years old – needed help in the sea off the coast of Dymchurch
The Kent Coast Guard replied with a helicopter. The Kent police and emergency services on the southeast coast also participated.
"Two children were safely bought out of the water, and it is believed that one child has been taken to a local hospital as a precaution."
A Coast Guard spokesman said, “Shortly after 3 p.m. this afternoon, the Coast Guard received a report of several people in trouble in the water off Dymchurch, Kent.
"We sent the Lydd HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter, Dungeness Coastguard."
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