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.
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.