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Seven-year-old girl saves her friend from drowning

Amber HortonA seven-year-old girl who had only just learnt to swim has been hailed a hero after saving a four-year-old boy from drowning in the sea.

Brave Amber Horton sprang into action after spotting her friend Kieran Martin slip off rocks and fall in the water.

Little Kieran couldn't swim and struggled to keep his head above the water.

Using every ounce of her strength, Amber swam over to the stricken child and pulled him to the surface. Then she dragged him back to the shore at Lee-on-the-Solent, Hants.

Amber, from Titchfield, near Southampton, Hants, said: "I had told Kieran to be very careful but he just slipped.

"He can't swim and his feet couldn't touch the floor. "I swam over and grabbed him from the water." Kieran was extremely shaken but suffered only cuts to his legs from the rocks.

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