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Girl, three, is rescued from a RIVER

  • Dyfed-Powys Police say the car, silver Mini, was found in the River Teifi, Cardigan
  • On Facebook, numerous posts claimed a silver Mini had been stolen from town
  • Police also said child is receiving medical attention after being saved from car

A toddler is receiving urgent medical attention after being rescued from a suspected stolen car found in a river in Wales.

Dyfed-Powys Police say the car, a silver Mini, was found in the River Teifi in Cardigan, West Wales earlier this afternoon.

The force received a call about the missing vehicle at 3.30pm and posted on its Twitter page that the Mini had been located at 5.11pm.

On Facebook, numerous posts claimed a silver Mini had been stolen from the town with a three-year-old girl in it.

Kim Rowlands, believed to be the child’s mother, wrote frantically on the website: ‘Can everyone look out for the car, It’s been stolen with my 3-year-old daughter in it. Please share!’

Her sister, Nichola, made her own appeal: ‘My sister’s car was stolen from Carmarthenshire with my 3 year old niece inside, please share and get my niece home safe!’   

A Wales Air Ambulance is currently at the scene. 

In a tweet, Dyfed-Powys Police said: ‘Following a call at 3.30pm we made enq. as to whereabouts of a silver mini, last seen in Cardigan near the old Scout Hall.

‘During a search the vehicle was located in the River Teifi, Cardigan.

‘A child has been removed from the vehicle and is receiving medical attention.’

A spokesman for Milford Haven Coastguard said: ‘We have coastguard teams and a lifeboat assisting Dyfed-Powys Police with an incident on a river in Cardigan.’ 



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