Toddler dies in sea tragedy

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl has died in hospital after falling into the sea, it has emerged.

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl has died in hospital after falling into the sea, it has emerged.

The toddler was airlifted to a London hospital in a critical condition after being recovered from the water at the Warren Apron near Folkestone, Kent, just before 3pm yesterday.

Despite medics' efforts to save her, she died yesterday evening, Kent Police said.

An eight-month-old boy who also fell in the sea was taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford where he was said to be in a stable condition.


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Dover Coastguard said it was contacted after reports that a child's push chair had tumbled into the water.

The two children were rescued by members of the public, who pulled the toddler out of the sea unconscious.

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Two adults, a man and a woman, were also taken to hospital in Ashford as a precaution.

A spokeswoman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “They were cold and wet and obviously shaken up.

“The two children were in a more serious condition.”

A spokeswoman for the RNLI said that an off-duty member of Dover lifeboat crew administered first aid to the children.

Other passers-by also appeared to have helped them out of the water.

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