Cleethorpes Lifeboat rescues two dog walkers from sandbank
UK Coastguard paged the volunteer crew of Cleethorpes Lifeboat just after noon today after receiving a 999 call from two dog walkers stranded off Cleethorpes.
The crew of Cleethorpes RNLI Lifeboat could see the walkers from their station and launched the inshore lifeboat to bring them safely ashore.
They were taken ashore in the charity's lifeboat and handed over to Coastguard rescue volunteers who checked they were unharmed as they returned them to the promenade.
Helmsman Chris Jordison said 'The beach at Cleethorpes has many sandbanks which are formed by the rising tide. Enjoy the beach but return to the high water mark at least 4 hours before the next high tide.'
After drying off and treating their dogs to some chips, the two ladies rescued visited the lifeboat station to express their thanks to the volunteer crew.
For more information, please contact Matt McNally on 07771-797556.
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