Cullercoats RNLI rescue two youngsters cut off by the rising tide

Lifeboats News Release

On Friday 24th August 2018, Cullercoats Lifeboat crew were requested to launch at 11:59am to reports of two young people cut off by the tide on rocks to the North of St Mary's Island.

Youngsters carried to safety by crew members

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Youngsters carried to safety by crew members

The lifeboat launched with three crew members on board only moments after they were paged and sped to the location of the youngsters. Once on scene, two crew members swam to the youngsters then proceeded to carry them ashore to safety. They were handed into the care of their family members and the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade. The lifeboat then collected the crew members and returned to station, where it was rehoused and made ready for service once again.

Written by Anna Heslop, Cullercoats Crew Member and Press Officer, anna_heslop@rnli.org.uk

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