Stranded teenagers rescued by Wells lifeboat crew

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Two stranded teenagers were rescued by lifeboat crews this evening after being cut off by the tide at Wells.

A 999 call was received by police at about 9.50pm from two 15-year-olds who were unable to get ashore from an area known as Lodge Marsh, opposite Wells lifeboat station.

The police alerted the coastguard, and the town's inshore lifeboat was launched to bring the pair to safety.

A coastguard spokesman said: 'The two teenagers had called for help because they had got cut off by the tide. They had gone across to an area of dunes and the tide had come in very quickly behind them.

'They were not entirely sure of their position, but by using their mobile phone they were able to describe where they were to the lifeboat team.

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'The Wells inshore lifeboat got to them very quickly and brought them safely ashore.'

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