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Four-year-old rescued from drowning at Mahahual

Mahahual, Q.R. — A child who had to be rescued from drowning at a Mahahual beach over the long holiday weekend has been reported stable.

The four-year-old girl was visiting Mahauhal with her family when she became overwhelmed by large sea swells. Her family noticed her in trouble when she was dragged offshore and swept out by the current.

That was when her family began shouting for help. Patrolling marine officers were quick to their rescue and able to retrieve the small girl from the water and return her to shore.

The child was noted as swallowing a fair amount of water and was transferred to hospital by ambulance for observation. She has been reported to be in stable condition.

The girl and her family were visiting the popular cruise ship port of Mahahual for the long holiday weekend. They were visiting from Belize.