Walkers and dogs safe after rescue

IAN CLARKE Three walkers and their dogs were rescued today after they got cut off by the tide.The group was walking on the marshes at East Hills, north of Wells, and spotted by Wells lifeboat coxswain Allen Frary.

IAN CLARKE

Three walkers and their dogs were rescued today after they got cut off by the tide.

The group was walking on the marshes at East Hills, north of Wells, and spotted by Wells lifeboat coxswain Allen Frary.

He said: “It was obvious that they had been cut off by the tide as there was too much water to get back across the channel.”

The Jane-Ann II inshore lifeboat was launched at 3.30pm as coastguards were concerned that they could be in danger in the creeks, especially with high tide at 5.15pm.

The group had walked along a path to Stiffkey and a local coastguard picked them up and took them back to where they had left their car.

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They said even though they new the marsh reasonably well it had been scary and they only got back to safety by following footprints in the mud.

A lone walker who was also spotted in the area in possible danger got back to safety on his own.

It could be the last time the Jane-Ann II is used to assist in a rescue as the lifeboat station has just taken delivery of a new inshore boat - the Jane-Ann III - which comes into service next week.