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Child rescued from car in Cardigan’s River Teifi

The child is now receiving medical attention.

Police said the car was found in the River Teifi in Cardigan, West Wales (Joe Giddens/PA)
Police said the car was found in the River Teifi in Cardigan, West Wales (Joe Giddens/PA)

A child is receiving medical attention after being rescued from a car found in a river.

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

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.

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Emergency services at the scene (@iglwy/PA)

“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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