Baby blown into middle of river by freak gust of wind

Six-month-old rescued from River Severn

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A six-month-old baby girl was rescued from the middle of the River Severn in Shropshire after her pram was blown into the water by a gust of wind.

The baby was being pushed in her pram along the river near Victoria Street by her grandmother when she fell in the water.

Three hero council workers jumped into the freezing river and rescued the baby after hearing the grandmother scream.

According to the Shropshire Star, James Williams and Andy Hill leapt into the water, before Mickey Bramwell threw in a lifebuoy and gave first aid.

The BBC reports that the girl was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for treatment.

Detective Inspector Paul Mathison of West Mercia Police praised the men for their "quick-thinking and brave actions".

In 2012, a baby was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after his pram fell into the River Thames.

The five-month-old infant was being taken for a walk along the river between Laleham village and Staines in Surrey when the accident happened.

According to witnesses, the boy's father was pushing the pram when it went over the edge of the river bank.

Onlookers rushed to help the father, who was also looking after another child, rescue his son.

The baby was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey, where he received treatment.

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