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A seven-year-old child fell off the Stena Line Spirit ferry. Behind him, his mother jumped overboard. They are Polish citizens. The incident took place about 100 kilometers from Poland, northwest of Rozewie. The Swedish Sea and Air Rescue Center said the baby and mother had been found. Rafał Goeck, spokesman for the Maritime Search and Rescue Service, said that one of the people was transported by Swedish helicopter to a hospital in Sweden, the other person is being resuscitated on board a German helicopter.

– The Stena Spirit ferry left Gdynia at 9 am on a scheduled cruise to Karlskrona in the south Sweden. Around the middle of the route, witnesses of the event reported two people outside the ferry’s side, Agnieszka Zembrzycka, spokesperson for Stena Line Polska, reported.

– On Thursday, after 16:20, the Stena Spirit ferry, sailing from Poland to Sweden, broadcast a mayday (life-threatening message) “man overboard” radio signal – added the spokesman of the Maritime Search and Rescue Service Rafał Goeck. He explained that a 7-year-old child fell overboard, followed by a 36-year-old woman. They are both Polish citizens.

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Rafał Goeck added that two people were taken out of the water after 5:30 p.m. As he reported, one of them was transported by Swedish helicopter to a hospital in Sweden, the other person is being resuscitated on board a German helicopter.

Earlier, the Swedish Sea and Air Rescue Center informed about finding the child and mother.

Stena SpiritWojciech Strozyk/REPORTER/EastNews

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