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Tyrone girl (6) in lucky escape as bog 'swallows' her on walk

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Peatlands Park

Peatlands Park

Peatlands Park

A Co Tyrone mum has warned other parents after her family day out at a local beauty spot almost ended in tragedy when her daughter disappeared into a bog.

Grace Hamill from Dungannon had taken her family to Peatlands Park for the afternoon, but only the quick thinking of her sister-in law saved the six-year-old after the child stepped off the wooden pathway and was sucked into the soggy ground.

The park is operated by the NI Environment Agency and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs said it was considering extra signs to make visitors aware of the dangers.