A police car looking out over the sea where a little girl got into difficulty this morning
It has been reporetd that mere five-year-old girl has died after being swept out to sea on the Dorset coast, Southern England this morning after going for a swim in the hot weather.
The pair had been taking a dip in the sea on the hottest day of the year before tragedy struck.
A person on the beach bravely rushed in to help the woman but could not get to the youngster.
A Ministry of Defence military range safety vessel, in the area at the time on a training drill, was called in to recover the little girl from the water.
She was handed over to lifeboat crews and rushed to Dorset County Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Detective Inspector Steve May, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl involved at this very difficult time.
“At this time there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident however, with the sudden death of any child we have an obligation to carry out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.
“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed how the girl came to be in the water and has not already spoken to police to contact us immediately.
“There were also a number of visitors in the area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to please get in touch as it may assist our investigation.”
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