Seven people rescued by Wells lifeboat

RNLI lifeboat. Photo: Bill Smith

Seven people were rescued by lifeboat tonight after they were cut off by a rising spring tide.

Wells inshore lifeboat was launched at about 9pm after reports a party of five children and two adults had got cut off by the tide.

The party, from Cambridgeshire, had been walking on Stiffkey marshes when the sea came in behind them and cut them off.

The inshore lifeboat was on scene at just after 9.30pm and ferried them back to the coastguard who were waiting on dry land.

Lifeboat operations manager, Chris Hardy said he was concerned because the tide was still rising and they were starting to lose daylight. He said, 'It highlights the need for people to be aware of the tides and what they are doing. People should check the times of high tide before venturing out on to the marshes, particularly late in the evening.'

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