Do you know family rescued after being cut off by the tide on Scolt Head Island?

The Spirit of West Norfolk.

The Spirit of West Norfolk. - Credit: Archant

A family of six had to be rescued after being cut off by the tide on Scolt Head Island, Brancaster yesterday afternoon.

At around 3.30pm, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton Lifeboat. They found the family of six, two adult women and four children - the youngest of which was two years old - were being cared for by the warden on Scolt Head Island.

Hunstanton lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk' took the family on board and landed them on the beach at Brancaster into the care of Well's coastguard response team.

Hunstanton RNLI have urged people to check tide times, and asked visitors to the beaches do not approach during a lifeboat launch.

'When the lifeboat launches please keep well clear of the tractor and rig,' they said.

'The driver had to stop the launch because of the large number of people and children running up close to the rig, he could not proceed until the RNLI marshals cleared the area. You would not chase after a lorry on the highway. 'Please parents, keep your children safe.'

The family are believed to be staying with relatives in Gayton. Do you know them? Email or call 01553 778680.

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