Girl is saved from high tide in Gosport

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FAST-acting firefighters helped save an 11-year-old girl, who became stranded in Gosport.

The girl had been playing near the shingle bay, where she became stuck yesterday.

Two crews – one from Gosport and one from Fareham – were called to Heritage Way, at 3.15pm yesterday.

Using a ladder, the fire service was able to rescue the girl and get her to safety within 15 minutes.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: ‘An 11-year-old girl was stuck on the shingle bay.

‘She was on the bank, but the tide was coming in. She had been playing before she became stuck, so her mum called 999.

‘A firefighter made his way over to get the girl, but noticed the ground was getting muddy.

‘A second firefighter sent out a ladder to bring the 11-year-old across.

‘They carried her back to safety.

‘Shortly after she was back on dry land, the tide hit the part she had been stranded on.’

South Central Ambulance Service sent an ambulance.

Paramedics checked the girl, who complained of being cold.