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Six people guided to safety in Wells Harbour

Lifeboats News Release

Following the involvement of the Wells inshore lifeboat in a multi-agency callout with Hunstanton RNLI hovercraft and the Coastguards at Scolt Head on Tuesday 23 June, the Wells inshore lifeboat returned to Wells at 6.00pm.

As the inshore lifeboat approached Wells Harbour six people were identified as being in danger of being cut off by the tide on the beach extending out on the north west side of the Harbour.

They were given the relevant safety advice by Wells volunteer crew and swiftly crossed back to the main beach on foot to ensure they weren’t cut off by the incoming tide.

The inshore lifeboat arrived back at the boathouse at 6:33pm and was sanitised, refuelled and ready again for service at 7:00pm.

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