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09 July, 2020
 
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Limassol lifeguards warn over father-daughter incident

Father unable to help young daughter on his own calls for help in deep water

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Lifeguards warn beach goers to follow safety guidelines at all times, following an incident where a father and his young daughter got themselves in real trouble during an early morning swim in Limassol.

The incident took place around 7:30am Monday morning in Limassol’s CTO Dasoudi beach, when lifeguards rushed to save a 6-year-old girl and her 42-year-old father about 100 metres from the beach.

The father and daughter, both Bulgarian nationals, were attempting to approach the breakwater from the water, with the little girl using a swim noodle as her floating device.

Her father was unable to help her completely on his own due to extreme fatigue, and at that point he started calling for help

At one point, the little girl lost control of her floating swim noodle and started going underwater.

Her father was unable to help her completely on his own due to extreme fatigue, and at that point he started calling for help.

Two lifeguards heard the screams from their watch tower and rushed to them without delay, lending them their rescue tubes, first tending to the little girl then to her dad, and bringing them both safely back to shore.

Lifeguards later posted on Facebook about the incident, calling on all bathers to comply with safety rules.

Specifically, they called on parents with young children to refrain from approaching the breakwaters or going too far deep in the water, citing “multiple risks” in doing so.

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