Child and dog rescued from overturned kayak off Hayling Island
A CHILD and dog were rescued by coastguard crews after a kayak was overturned and stuck in mud.
Lifeboats from Hayling Island and Portsmouth, plus a Coastguard helicopter, were called to Thorney Island yesterday afternoon after a man, child and dog got stuck near Thorney Island.
The man swam to shore but the child and dog had to be rescued by emergency services.
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A spokeswoman for Solent Coastguard said: ‘We were called at 5.30pm to rescue a man, his young child and their dog from a kayak stuck in the mud at Thorney Island.
‘The kayak had overturned. The male swam to shore and the child and dog were recovered by a Coastguard helicopter.
‘Everyone was checked over by paramedics once they were rescued.’
The Coastguard spokeswoman confirmed that nobody needed further medical treatment, and that the kayak was also recovered by rescue teams.