Two girls swept out to sea by 20ft waves in Scotland

Two girls swept out to sea by 20ft waves in ScotlandStock photo, Eyemouth Harbour: PA

Two teenage girls had to be rescued after getting swept from a harbour into the sea by 20ft waves.

It is thought the pair, aged 13 and 14, were swept off the harbour wall at Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders.

The 13-year-old was pulled ashore by members of the public, while the older girl was pulled to safety by police officers before being airlifted to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Lothian and Borders Police hailed members of the public as "heroic" for their part in saving one girl and, according to the BBC, said in a statement: "Police were called to the beachfront at Eyemouth following an incident where two teenage girls were swept into the sea by heavy waves.

"The 13-year-old girl suffered no serious injury, however the 14-year-old was airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where she is in a serious condition."

According to the Scottish Sun, the girls were said to have been playing at dodging the swell.

Eyemouth Coastguard's Norman Richardson said: "No one should go wave dodging in future."

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