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Young girl rescued from sea after suspected seizure

By WMN_PGoodwin  |  Posted: August 31, 2013

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A young girl was airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected seizure while swimming in the sea in Cornwall.

The girl was picked up by a local fishing boat then winched up into a rescue helicopter hovering above Mousehole harbour, before being flown to the Royal Cornwall Hospital, in Truro.

Coastguards received a call from the ambulance service shortly before 5pm yesterday saying a girl had suffered a suspected seizure.

A cliff rescue team made its way to the village outside Penzance, as did Sea King Rescue 193 from RNAS Culdrose, at Helston.

The emergency was also attended by police and the Penlee RNLI inshore lifeboat “Paul Alexander", whose crew gave medical assistance before the child was winched to safety.

A Coastguard spokesman said she did not know where the girl was from, how old she was or her medical condition.

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  • MojoBoy  |  August 31 2013, 2:22PM

    Thoughts and prayers with the young girl and her family

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  • grahamcoad  |  August 31 2013, 10:37AM

    I know of a young girl who fell off a horse for no reason and was injured, than later had a seizure while swimming and almost drowned. Eventually tests revealed she is epileptic and subject to 'fits'. Fortunately she responds well to medication and is able to live a normal life.

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