Baby Rescued After Floating Away To Sea Off Turkey

Baby Rescued After Floating Away To Sea Off Turkey

And the award for parents of the year go to…not these people.

A ten-month-old baby has been rescued after she was found floating nearly 1km out at sea in an inflatable toy.

According to CNN, a boat with the Turkish coastguard made a dramatic rescue after strong winds took Melda Ilgın Çanakkale from a beach in Turkey out towards the Greek Island of Lesbos.

PHOTO: Ten-month-old baby Melda Ilgin is seen on her mother's lap after being saved by Turkish coast guard when she drifted a kilometer out to sea on a sea buoy in Ayvacik district of Canakkale province, Turkey, July 3, 2015.

PHOTO: Ten-month-old baby Melda Ilgin is seen on her mother’s lap after being saved by Turkish coast guard when she drifted a kilometer out to sea on a sea buoy in Ayvacik district of Canakkale province, Turkey, July 3, 2015.

The child’s parents had forgotten they had left her in the flotation device, The Turkey’s BGN News said.

The parents didn’t notice Melda was missing until other sunbathers saw the child drifting out to sea.

Other people at beach tried to reach the infant but the current was too strong and they called the coast guard.
The child was picked up and brought back to shore.

Check out a video of the Baby floating out to sea.