Drifting Baby Reportedly Rescued Out at Sea in Turkey

The 10-month-old girl reportedly floated to sea on the western tip of Turkey.

ByEMILY SHAPIRO
July 4, 2015, 10:48 AM
PHOTO: Ten-month-old baby Melda Ilgin is seen as she drifts a kilometer out to sea on a sea buoy in Ayvacik district of Canakkale province, Turkey, July 3, 2015.
Ten-month-old baby Melda Ilgin is seen as she drifts a kilometer out to sea on a sea buoy in Ayvacik district of Canakkale province, Turkey, July 3, 2015.
Hanife Erdinc/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

— -- A baby girl was reportedly rescued by the Turkish coast guard after she drifted out to sea.

The 10-month-old was in an inflatable crib when she floated about half a mile, the BBC reported.

PHOTO: Ten-month-old baby Melda Ilgin is seen on her mother's lap after being saved by Turkish coast guard when she drifted a kilometer out to sea on a sea buoy in Ayvacik district of Canakkale province, Turkey, July 3, 2015.
Ten-month-old baby Melda Ilgin is seen on her mother's lap after being saved by Turkish coast guard when she drifted a kilometer out to sea on a sea buoy in Ayvacik district of Canakkale province, Turkey, July 3, 2015.
Hanife Erdinc/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The incident happened off the coast of Ayvacik, which is on the western tip of Turkey.

The girl's parents didn't realize she was gone until other beachgoers told them, the BBC reported, attributing the details to a state-run news agency.

See the dramatic rescue here, in a NotiVirales video the BBC obtained from Reuters:

The BBC did not report the girl's condition.

PHOTO: Turkish coast guard rescue ten-month-old baby Melda Ilgin as she drifts a kilometer out to sea on a sea buoy in Ayvacik district of Canakkale province, Turkey, July 3, 2015.
Turkish coast guard rescue ten-month-old baby Melda Ilgin as she drifts a kilometer out to sea on a sea buoy in Ayvacik district of Canakkale province, Turkey, July 3, 2015.
Hanife Erdinc/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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