Girl rescued from sea taken to ERI

A TEENAGE girl is in hospital after she and a friend were swept into the sea by heavy waves.

The 14-year-old was airlifted to the ERI after the incident in Eyemouth, at around 3.30pm yesterday. Police described her condition as serious.

The other girl, aged 13, was dragged from the water by passers-by while the 14-year-old girl, who was knocked unconscious, was pulled out by police officers.

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A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “Police were called to the beachfront at Eyemouth following an incident where two teenage girls were swept into the sea.

“A 13-year-old girl was pulled ashore by members of the public, while an unconscious 14-year-old girl was pulled to safety.

“The 13-year old girl suffered no serious injury, however the 14-year-old was airlifted to ERI, where she is in a serious condition.”

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