Coastguard called after people become cut off by the tide at Scolt Head

An aerial shot of the Hunstanton RNLI hovercraft. Photo: Hunstanton RNLI

An aerial shot of the Hunstanton RNLI hovercraft. Photo: Hunstanton RNLI - Credit: Archant

The coastguard has been called to rescue 14 people cut off by the tide in North Norfolk.

Five teams, including the Hunstanton RNLI Hovercraft, Wells RNLI inshore lifeboat and Hunstanton, Wells and Sheringham Coastguard Teams were called out to Scolt Head Island at Brancaster at around 5.18pm on Tuesday (June 23) following reports 14 people had become cut off by the tide.

Once on the scene, crews discovered 13 people had swam back ashore leaving one casualty on the island.

The casualty was picked up by Hunstanton Hovercraft and brought to the beach where they were checked over and given safety advice.

No medical assistance was needed.


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Following the incident Hunstanton Coastguard issued a warning to visitors to the island, it said: “Please if you do find yourself cut off on the Island, don’t attempt to swim back across, as the current is strong through the channel. Dial 999 and ask for Coastguard.”

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