Wells RNLI aid person cut off by tide on dune at Holkham Beach

Lifeboats News Release

Wells inshore lifeboat was paged at 9:38am on Sunday 23 August by Humber Coastguard to a 999-call received from a person cut off by an incoming spring tide on a dune on Holkham Beach.

The inshore lifeboat with a crew of three launched outside the Boathouse at 9:51am and proceeded towards Holkham Beach via the main channel.

The lifeboat arrived on scene at 10:00am and quickly located the person in difficulty.

The lifeboat crew ascertained that she was okay and then ferried her to safety on dry land at the beach at Holkham Gap

The lifeboat left the scene at 10:15am and was back at the boathouse at 10:30am and rehoused, refuelled and ready for service at 11:00am

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