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Exmouth RNLI volunteers rescue two dogs and two ladies cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Inshore lifeboat George Bearman launched at 5.45pm on 6 April to reports of a mother and daughter walking a Boxer and a Collie, cut off by the tide between Sandy Bay and Orcombe Point.

It took crew volunteers just five minutes to arrive on scene to find the casualties soaked to their skin in the rising tide, east of Orcombe Point. The ladies from Exeter had walked to Sandy Bay across the cliffs and down onto the beach to return to Exmouth, only to find themselves suddenly in difficulty.

Helm, Andy Stott said:

‘When we arrived on scene, the mother was up to her waist in water and the dogs were cold. The wind direction and conditions meant they became wetter on the way back to the boathouse. The ladies were absolutely soaked through so we loaned them our woolly bear fleeces to wear home in the car. They were very grateful for our blankets, plastic sheets and a cup of tea!’

Notes to Editors

Photo: PR060416 Dog and casualty recovered to the boathouse.

(credit: Exmouth RNLI)

For more information please telephone Emma Tarling, Exmouth RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07837 810082 or email: Alternatively, please contact Emma Haines, South Press Officer on 07786 668847.​

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