A baby was rescued off the coast of Turkey after it floated away in the ocean, drifting over half a mile out to sea on a small flotation device.

Baby Rescued By Coast Guard After Floating Into Aegean Sea

Little Melda Ilgin, 10-months-old, was almost lost at sea on Friday, July 3, after her parents brought her out for a day on the Aegean Sea. The girl was on a small floatation device, and got swept away in the ocean without her parents noticing. According to reports, once they did notice, beachgoers tried to reach the baby, but were unable to do so. Eventually, the Turkish Coast Guard stepped in and sent a rescue boat to retrieve the baby.

Melda appeared unharmed and calm when the Coast Guard reached her, and she was safely returned to her mother.

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