Woman rescued by helicopter after being cut off by tide

Emergency services were called out to a woman who was stranded at Holkham Beach on Wednesday evening

Emergency services were called out to a woman who was stranded at Holkham Beach on Wednesday evening - Credit: Supplied

A woman was rescued by helicopter after being cut off by the tide on the North Norfolk coast.

The coastguard received an emergency call to attend to the stranded woman at Holkham Beach around 7.35pm on Wednesday. 

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesman confirmed the woman was recovered by helicopter and safely landed on Wells playing field at 9.45pm.

He said the woman had not sustained any injuries as a result of the incident. 

Emergency services were called to Holkham beach after reports of a woman cut off by the tide. 

Emergency services were called to Holkham beach after reports of a woman cut off by the tide. - Credit: Submitted

Emergency services were called to Holkham beach after reports of a woman cut off by the tide. 

Emergency services were called to Holkham beach after reports of a woman cut off by the tide. - Credit: Submitted

The rescue operation was finished at 10pm. 

Wells inshore and all weather lifeboats had been out on a training exercise when they were paged by the coastguard, with the inshore lifeboat tasked to attend to the woman. 


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Hunstanton Lifeboat were also called out to assist with the operation.

The inshore lifeboat arrived on scene at 7.55pm and stood off, as the onshore sea and swell conditions made it difficult to assist the stranded woman.

A rescue operation took place at Holkham on Wednesday, April 28 after a woman was cut off by the tide

A rescue operation took place at Holkham on Wednesday, April 28 after a woman was cut off by the tide - Credit: Submitted

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It was quickly ascertained the person was not in immediate danger as it was high tide. 

The RNLI said it was considered best if the woman was assisted to safety from shore by the local coastguard team as the tide ebbed.

The inshore lifeboat was released by the coastguard at 8.09pm as the day light was fading and the the sea conditions were becoming challenging.

The coastguard helicopter was then tasked to the incident at 9pm before winching the woman to safety at 9.45pm.

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