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Toddler rescued from ‘stolen’ Mini that was driven into river

Rescuers used a boat to make their way to the partially submerged car (Picture: MEN)
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By admin , in UK , at March 19, 2018

Toddler rescued from 'stolen' Mini that was driven into river
Rescuers used a boat to make their way to the partially submerged car (Picture: MEN)

A little girl had to be pulled from a ‘stolen’ car that was apparently driven into a river.

The dramatic rescue by boat happened after the silver Mini was allegedly stolen with the youngster still sitting inside it.

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It is thought to have been taken from the Cardigan area in west Wales at about 3.30pm on Monday, before ending up in the nearby River Teifi.

Rescuers in lifeboats managed to safely remove the three-year-old girl from the vehicle, and she has received medical attention.

The girl’s mum and other family members had been among the people posting desperate appeals on Facebook to find the car.

Handout photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @iglwy of emergency services at the scene as a child received medical attention after being rescued from a car found in the River Teifi in Cardigan, West Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 19, 2018. The force received a call about the missing vehicle at 3.30pm and posted on its Twitter page that the Mini had been located at 5.11pm. See PA story POLICE River. Photo credit should read: @iglwy/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Emergency services descended on the River Teifi following the incident (Picture: PA)

Catrin Miles, who who represents the Teifi ward on Cardigan Town Council, said: ‘It’s a very worrying time.

‘The rescue services got into action so quickly.

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‘The coastguards are throwing absolutely everything at it.’

Another local, who wished to remain anonymous, said: ‘The road has been blocked off and the helicopter was above.

‘People are shocked – it’s a surprise for a small town like ourselves. Nothing happens, it’s a big shock.’

Handout photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of @iglwy of emergency services at the scene as a child received medical attention after being rescued from a car found in the River Teifi in Cardigan, West Wales. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 19, 2018. The force received a call about the missing vehicle at 3.30pm and posted on its Twitter page that the Mini had been located at 5.11pm. See PA story POLICE River. Photo credit should read: @iglwy/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
The girl has received medical attention (Picture: PA)

A Wales Air Ambulance joined Dyfed-Powys Police and Milford Haven Coastguard at the scene.

Police said: ‘Following a call at 3.30pm we made enquiries as to whereabouts of a silver Mini, last seen in Cardigan near the old Scout Hall.

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‘During a search the vehicle was located in the River Teifi, Cardigan.

‘A child has been removed from the vehicle and is receiving medical attention.’

A Coastguard spokesman said: ‘We have coastguard teams and a lifeboat assisting Dyfed-Powys Police with an incident on a river in Cardigan.’