Dramatic Scenes as Greek Ferry Saves 4-Year-Old Adrift at Sea



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A passing Greek ferry rescued a small child that was floating adrift in the open sea near the port of Rio, east of the city of Patras, on Monday.

“She was in a state of shock. She was clinging on this inflatable toy and did not move, she was frozen. When she saw us approaching, she shrieked,” said the captain of the ferry who did the rescue, Grigoris Karnesis to Mega television.

The 4-year-old girl was swimming with her parents on a beach next to the Antirrio Port  when strong currents swept the inflatable unicorn and took her to deep waters.

The ferry “Salaminomachos” which was doing the regular Rio-Antirio route approached the girl allowing members of the crew to rescue her.

“As I was approaching the port of Antirrio, I was informed by port authority that a child with an inflatable toy had been swept away by the currents. I located her and left directly for her rescue,” Karnesis said.

“She was one with the unicorn… she had turned to a pillar of salt. She had lost contact with the environment ,” the ferry captain continued.

“The child’s mother was in a similar state when she was called to pick her up. The shock was great for both of them,” he added.

Όταν η ανεμελιά μπορεί να καταλήξει σε τραγωδία…Συγχαρητήρια στον καπετάνιο και το πλήρωμα του πλοίου Σαλαμινομάχου για τις ενέργειες που απέφεραν την θετική κατάληξη.Η ανάρτηση του βίντεο δεν έχει σκοπό να επιρριψει ευθύνες, αλλά να καταδείξει την επικινδυνότητα των θαλάσσιων παιχνιδιών που κατά κόρον χρησιμοποιούμε όλοι.

Posted by Petros Kritsonis on Monday, August 24, 2020