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A two-year-old girl suffered horrific burns after standing on a hidden hot spot of sand where beachgoers had earlier lit-up a disposable BBQ.

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Little Sadie had to be rushed to hospital after stepping barefoot on the patch of hot sand while playing on the beach at  Thorpe Bay, Essex.  

The toddler was left ‘screaming in agony’ having suffered horrible burns and blistering to her feet during the incident.

It took place over the weekend – when a 22-month-old baby boy also suffered burns to his feet from a kitchen floor during the scorching heat. 

Recalling the incident on the beach, Sadie’s auntie, Jo Paic, 43, told the Essex Gazette: ‘She (Sadie) had taken her little rubber shoes off as the stones kept getting caught in them and she didn’t like it.

‘The next thing we heard was crying – she was barely two metres in front of us. She then started screaming. A scream that you know a kid makes when something bad has happened. 

Little Sadie had to be rushed to hospital after stepping barefoot on the patch of hot sand while playing on the beach at Thorpe Bay, Essex. Pictured: She suffered burns to her feet during the incident

Little Sadie had to be rushed to hospital after stepping barefoot on the patch of hot sand while playing on the beach at Thorpe Bay, Essex. Pictured: She suffered burns to her feet during the incident

Little Sadie had to be rushed to hospital after stepping barefoot on the patch of hot sand while playing on the beach at Thorpe Bay, Essex. Pictured: She suffered burns to her feet during the incident

The incident took place as Sadie played in the sand near the beach huts at Thorpe Bay, Essex (pictured)

The incident took place as Sadie played in the sand near the beach huts at Thorpe Bay, Essex (pictured)

The incident took place as Sadie played in the sand near the beach huts at Thorpe Bay, Essex (pictured)

Jo said she immediately started dousing little Sadie’s feet, before soon realising what had happened.

She said: ‘We suddenly realised that she’d stood on the exact spot where the neighbour’s tin barbecue had been.

The top tips for having a barbeque on the beach 

– Firstly, check if you are allowed to have barbeques in that area. Some councils have by-laws in place banning barbeques, including on beaches and in forest areas such as the New Forest National Park.

– Don’t bury the barbecue in the sand. Sand can act as in insulator of heat, rather than an extinguisher. It can become extremely hot creating hazardous temperatures for unsuspecting feet.

• Do extinguish with sea water and allow to cool completely after you have finished using it

• Don’t leave cooling barbecues unattended. Other people may not see them and could step or fall on them.

• Do dampen the sand with sea water where the barbecue has been sitting. The sand underneath the barbecue can become extremely hot.

• Don’t leave the used barbecues on the beach. Always take your rubbish with you, if left to wash away the barbecues can become harmful to marine animals.

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‘I’m not looking to attribute blame, it could have been any of us. But if you take a portable barbecue down to the beach please make sure that when you’ve finished you douse it underneath as well as on top of it.

‘You never know who is going to sit down or stand in that spot when you’ve left.’

Local authority Southend Council said no ban is currently in place for barbecues at Shoebury East Beach, where the incident took place.

However the council said it had launched a consultation earlier this year asking residents about their thoughts about use of barbecues in public spaces. 

Councillor Martin Terry, councillor for public protection, told the Gazzette: ‘This incident is truly horrifying, and I hope the young girl makes a swift recovery.

‘This was completely avoidable, but unfortunately this brave young girl has suffered due to inconsiderate disposal of a barbecue on the beach.

‘I know the people responsible would in no way have looked to cause harm to anyone, but this unfortunately serves a stark reminder that we all need to take the appropriate precautions when disposing of barbecues in public areas.

‘While there are no bylaws in place for us to enforce not having barbecues on beaches, we have used signage and public engagement to try and manage the issue as best we can, including moving people away from large crowds and busy areas for example, and encouraging responsible disposal, including cooling down the sand the barbecues sit on with water.

‘Whilst the responses to the recent barbecue consultation are collated and considered and any potential actions are taken forward, I would urge everybody to please think about this incident and act responsibly and think of others if having barbecues in public areas.’ 

It comes as a mother today issued a warning about the heat after her baby boy suffered burns to his feet by simply standing on the kitchen floor in last weekend’s heatwave.   

Natasha Trevethan posted a message of caution on Facebook after the shocking incident. She also included pictures of her baby’s burnt feet.

Natasha Trevethan posted a message of caution on Facebook after the shocking incident. She also included pictures of her baby's burnt feet (pictured)

Natasha Trevethan posted a message of caution on Facebook after the shocking incident. She also included pictures of her baby's burnt feet (pictured)

Natasha Trevethan posted a message of caution on Facebook after the shocking incident. She also included pictures of her baby’s burnt feet (pictured)

The nurse, from Plymouth, Devon, said: ‘I thought I would share our awful experience on Sunday with our poor little boy to raise awareness.

‘There was no way we would ever have thought this could be a result of our kitchen floor.

‘At 22 months old he didn’t have the reflexes to hop off the hot tiles. He just stood there and screamed until I could get to him and scoop him up.

‘I would hate for this to happen to anyone else’s baby.’

Fellow mothers shared messages of support, including one who said: ‘Oh Tash it’s something I wouldn’t have thought of either, it must have been horrible for you. Poor thing I hope he recovers quickly as. Sending big hugs.’

Thirteen dead in heatwave drowning tragedies

By Tom Pyman and Jack Wright for MailOnline

The body of a teenage boy was pulled from the River Trent today, bringing the number of lives lost in water during the recent heatwave to 13.

Police divers and firefighters spent last night and this morning searching the river in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, before the 16-year-old was tragically found dead just after 11.30am.

The boy’s family have been made aware and specially trained officers are liaising with them, but formal identification has not yet taken place.

It comes just hours after another teenager, who died after jumping into a canal with friends in West Yorkshire, was named and pictured for the first time.  

Caden Taylor, 15, was pronounced dead having failed to surface from the water on Tuesday afternoon – the tragedy coming just two months after he lost his mother.

His body was later pulled from the Knottingley and Goole Canal, near its junction with the River Aire, in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, by emergency services following a 90 minute search.

Caden’s mother Rachael passed away unexpectedly in May and his family is now having to deal with the tragic double loss.

His stepfather Nathan, who was married to Rachael, passed away following a long illness in 2019.

Caden, who attended De Lacy Academy, was described as ‘a lovely lad’.

The last 24 hours has also seen police confirm the death of a man who got swept away while swimming in the sea off the Merseyside coast. 

The body of a 15-year-old boy was found in a canal in Leeds yesterday, bringing the number of lives lost in water during Britain’s ongoing 90F heatwave to nine, police have announced

Caden Taylor, 15, was pronounced dead having failed to surface after jumping into a canal lock with friends on Tuesday afternoon

Caden Taylor, 15, was pronounced dead having failed to surface after jumping into a canal lock with friends on Tuesday afternoon

Caden Taylor, 15, was pronounced dead having failed to surface after jumping into a canal lock with friends on Tuesday afternoon

Police divers and firefighters spent a second day searching the River Trent in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, but a teenager's body was tragically found this morning

Police divers and firefighters spent a second day searching the River Trent in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, but a teenager's body was tragically found this morning

Police divers and firefighters spent a second day searching the River Trent in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, but a teenager’s body was tragically found this morning

Emergency services including the RNLI and Coastguard all scrambled to Crosby beach just after 7pm last night to reports of a group of men in trouble in the water.  

Three of the five men were taken to hospital after the incident, with the other two not needing medical assistance.

Police then confirmed that one of the men has died and a second man is in a critical condition. 

It comes after detectives in Cheshire announced that officers searching for a missing 16-year-old boy in Frodsham found a body in the River Weaver yesterday.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but it is believed to be that of the missing boy. 

And in Devon, it was confirmed that the body of a woman in her 60s was pulled from Axmouth Harbour on Sunday.

Regarding the swimmers in Crosby, a Merseyside Police spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that a man has died and two men were taken to hospital following an incident at Crosby Beach last night, Tuesday 20 July.

‘At around 7.10pm, emergency services attended the beach following reports of three men in their 20s getting into difficulties in the sea. All three men were taken to hospital.

‘One man was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later. A second remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition and a third has been discharged.

‘The deceased man’s family have been made aware and are being supported by officers.

‘Enquiries continue and anyone who witnessed the incident and has yet to come forward is asked to contact us via @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, or 101, with reference 21000506040.’

Last night the Coastguard released a statement which read: ‘HM Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public just after 7.05pm this evening (July 20) saying that five people were difficulty in the water at Crosby Beach.

‘Crosby Coastguard Rescue Team, lifeboats from New Brighton and Southport, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service and Merseyside Police were all sent.

‘All five people were recovered to the beach.

‘Two of the people did not require medical assistance, three were passed into the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital.’ 

Caden's mother Rachael (pictured with husband Nathan) passed away unexpectedly in May and his family is now having to deal with the tragic double loss

Caden's mother Rachael (pictured with husband Nathan) passed away unexpectedly in May and his family is now having to deal with the tragic double loss

Caden’s mother Rachael (pictured with husband Nathan) passed away unexpectedly in May and his family is now having to deal with the tragic double loss

Crews were seen this morning searching the river and the family of the missing person were also seen searching frantically along the side of the river

Crews were seen this morning searching the river and the family of the missing person were also seen searching frantically along the side of the river

Crews were seen this morning searching the river and the family of the missing person were also seen searching frantically along the side of the river

Friends have taken to social media to remember 15-year-old Caden, who died in a canal in West Yorkshire.

One tribute read: ‘Fly high Caden. Now you are with your mum again. My prayers are with your brothers and sister at this time.’

Meanwhile West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information.

At 5.28pm on Tuesday, police were called to a report of a concern for safety regarding a male in water in Stocking Lane.

Emergency services attended and retrieved the body of a 15-year-old boy. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, officers said, with specialists now supporting his family. 

An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances by West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, and detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at around the above time, or who may have information about how the boy ended up in the water.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson, said: ‘This has been a tragic incident in which a boy has sadly lost his life and I would like to advise people of the dangers posed by open water.

‘Even on days as hot as we have had recently, canals can still be very cold and cold water can cause cramps in even the strongest swimmers.

‘Currents created by boats and water movements around locks and weirs can also be dangerous. There may also be items lurking beneath the surface that could cause injury.’

A string of other fatalities have been linked to the weather since the weekend. 

Two teenagers died in water in Greater Manchester and Oxfordshire on Sunday, along with a man in his 50s in North Yorkshire and a man in his 20s in Sheffield.

On Monday, the body of a man was recovered from a lake at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. 

The day before, a man in his 40s died in front of his family after he slipped and fell while climbing a 200ft cliff in Dorset.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson said: ‘This has been a tragic incident in which a boy has sadly lost his life and I would like to advise people of the dangers posed by open water.

‘Even on days as hot as we have had recently, canals can still be very cold and cold water can cause cramps in even the strongest swimmers.

‘Currents created by boats and water movements around locks and weirs can also be dangerous. There may also be items lurking beneath the surface that could cause injury.’

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Source: Daily Mail UK

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