Holidaymakers warned after 10 people and a dog cut-off by tide

Brancaster beach. Picture: IAN BURT

Brancaster beach. Picture: IAN BURT - Credit: IAN BURT

The RNLI has issued a warning to stay safe on the region's coast after 10 people were cut-off by the tide at Brancaster.

Hunstanton RNLI was launched on Friday, July 27 to a report of a person cut off by the tide while on wreck sands.

But on arrival it was discovered that there were six people, not one as reported. During the rescue the crew found four more people and a dog near the wreck.

A spokesman said: 'All ten and the dog were taken aboard the lifeboat and transferred to the beach, into the care of the local coastguard response team, the lifeboat then returned to station.'

The RNLI warned, as part of the Respect The Water Campaign, that tidal waters have strong currents, especially near harbour approaches.

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Holidaymakers are asked to check the weather and tide times before travelling. Be aware of their surroundings, read signs that have been put up and watch out for hazards like sandbanks and channels.

If someone is in danger call 999 or 112 for the Coastguard.

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