Ramsgate RNLI launches to two people and dog cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

On Thursday 19 April at 12.57pm the Ramsgate inshore lifeboat 'Claire and David Delves' was launched to two people and a dog cut off by the tide at Dumpton Gap in Broadstairs.

A library picture of the inshore lifeboat 'Claire and David Delves'.

Malcolm Kirkaldie

A library picture of the inshore lifeboat 'Claire and David Delves'.

On arrival they found the two persons had managed to make their own way round to a safe area. The dog however, which was afraid of the water, was still cut off by the tide. The inshore lifeboat volunteer crew attempted to get to the dog, but were unable to reach it.

A mobile HM Coastguard unit were on scene and managed, from the land, to lift the dog to safety. Once all three were safe the inshore lifeboat returned to station.

This is the third time in a month that people have been cut off by the tide in the same area. The first rescue was a woman from London with her two young children who had to be rescued by boat, the second time a local lady was able to wade ashore safely with her dog.

Please check the tide tables before walking around the coastline. Details are posted every day on our Ramsgate RNLI website www.ramsgatelifeboat.org.uk and the Facebook page. An RNLI spokesman said: ‘Please ensure that you carry a means of communication and please always respect the water.’

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