Wells RNLI respond to 4 people and a dog cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Wells inshore lifeboat was paged by Humber Coast Guard at 14:03 on Sunday 27th of December 2020 to render assistance to 4 persons and a dog who had become cut off by the tide in the marshes at Sluice Creek in Wells harbour.

RNLI/Laura Thomas

View from Wells Lifeboat Station

The Wells RNLI D-class inshore lifeboat (ILB), the Peter Wilcox, launched with a crew of 3 on the flooding tide outside the boathouse and proceeded directly to Sluice Creek at 14:11.

The ILB arrived on scene at 14:17 and ascertained that the persons cut off were not requiring any medical assistance and just needed to be rescued as they had miscalculated the tide times.

The four persons and the dog were then transferred on board the ILB and ferried to the safety of the slipway in the town.

With the 4 persons and the dog safely back onshore the lifeboat returned back to the boathouse at 14:22. The ILB was ashore at the Boathouse at 14:30 and was sanitised, re-housed and re-fuelled and ready for service by 15:00.

On being returned to the shore, the people who had been cut off went home to warm up following the incident.

For any coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard


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