| 2.6°C Dublin

Children in hospital after rescuing pets

A mother and her three children needed hospital treatment in the UK for hypothermia after getting into trouble while trying to rescue their pet dogs from the sea.

Coastguards said two brothers, aged nine and 14, went into the sea at Carlyon Bay, St Austell, Cornwall, to rescue their dogs. The boys were overcome by the sea conditions and their 16-year-old sister and mother then went into the water to save them.

The St Austell Coastguard rescue team was alerted and found the children and their mother on the beach suffering from the effects of being in the cold water.

Daily Digest Newsletter

Get ahead of the day with the morning headlines at 7.30am and Fionnán Sheahan's exclusive take on the day's news every afternoon, with our free daily newsletter.

This field is required

Most Watched