Walmer RNLI assist people and their dog at risk of being cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Walmer launch their inshore lifeboat to a report of two people potentially trapped by incoming tide.

Safely aboard Duggie Rodbard II

RNLI/Christopher Winslade

Safely aboard Duggie Rodbard II

Having just returned from exercise Walmer crew aboard D Class Duggie Rodbard II relaunched at 12.06pm on Sunday 21 April. They were responding to the pager and the new RCAMS paging system to a report of two people and a dog in danger of being cut off by incoming tide at Ness Point near St Margaret’s Bay. After locating the couple and the dog and were assessing welfare they were safely taken off the beach, put aboard the lifeboat and handed survivors lifejackets. Safety advice was given, and they were ferried to The Coastguard where they were handed over into the care of the Coastal Rescue Team.

Speaking on their return helm Dan Sinclair said ' We would always encourage people to check local tide times when setting off for walks along the coast.'

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, in a normal year, 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.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.