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Baby in icy dock saved.

A HEROIC dock master dived into freezing cold waters to rescue a six-month old baby boy after his buggy was blown in by strong winds.

The infant, who was strapped in the buggy, was swept into the water as his mother walked along Watchet Harbour, Somerset, yesterday.

After hearing screams for help George Reeder, 63, initially thought a dog had fallen in but was horrified to see the pushchair upturned in the water.

He dived in and pulled the pushchair to the wall, before a member of the public helped attach a rope and haul it to dry land - but not before the baby had spent around five minutes in the water.

The baby was revived by a passerby who administered CPR, before being taken to hospital, where he is later thought to be out of intensive care.

Mr Reeder, who has worked at the marina for 11 years, said he heard screaming from a couple of hundred yards away before jumping on his bike to see what had happened.

He added: "The baby was still in the push chair, it was very cold, it is amazing really because he must have been in there for a good five minutes, under the water."
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jan 28, 2013
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