A three-year-old girl was rushed to hospital yesterday after she was found floating in the sea unconscious.
The child was discovered on her back not breathing in the sea off Coney Beach, Porthcawl, south Wales.
Rescuers last night praised a member of the public who plucked the girl from the water and gave her CPR before paramedics arrived.
It meant she was conscious and breathing again before the arrival of an air ambulance, which was eventually stood down before reaching the scene.
The child was then taken from the scene by road ambulance and ferried to hospital in Bridgend, where she is now recovering.
Swansea Coastguard Watch Manager Dai Jones said: "This little girl owes her life to the member of the public who pulled her from the sea and administered CPR, as well as the call to the coastguard and the quick response of all rescue resources involved."