praised after rescuing girl stuck in rhyne after bike accident
teenager scooped a seven year-old girl out of a rhyne after she
fell in while riding a bike at a Brean holiday park.
Haines, 13, acted quickly to haul young Rosie Appleby out of the
water after she became trapped after her bicycle skidded into
incident happened on Sunday when Rosie, who was eight on Monday,
was riding her bike towards a bridge at Warren Farm where she
has been holidaying with her family.
when she tried to brake her wheels skidded along the wet ground,
missed the bridge and she tumbled into a rhyne.
one of her arms had become stuck beneath her bike, she used the
other to raise the alarm and call for help.
Jack rushed to help her out of the water while remaining calm
and Rosies parents said his quick actions could have prevented
a more serious incident.
relieved mum, Linda Appleby, said Rosie was so lucky that Jack
was walking past when he was, adding that he kept
ever so calm and pulled her out of the water even though she was
covered in algae and mud.
Farm Holiday Centre is now looking at whether improvements to
safety can be introduced.