Cleethorpes RNLI rescue two people trapped in marsh by incoming tide

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Cleethorpes RNLI were tasked by the UK Coastguard at 3.40pm on May 21, 2020 to a report of two people trapped in Tetney marsh by the incoming tide.

Lifeboat being loaded with bikes and people

RNLI/Matt McNally

Casualties and their bikes being transferred to the lifeboat
After a brief search, the two people, who had called 999 after realising their situation, were located within Tetney marshes, near Cleethorpes.


The couple had been cross-country cycling from North Cotes, hoping to reach all the way to Cleethorpes, but realised that the rising tide meant that they could neither do that, or return the way they had come.


While observing precautions to prevent any transmission of illness, both people and their bikes were loaded on to the lifeboat and safely returned to Cleethorpes.


The couple were extremely grateful to the volunteer crew of the lifeboat and understood the nature of the situation they were in.


Steve Austin, Deputy Launch Authority at Cleethorpes RNLI, said, "They did absolutely the right thing by calling 999 and asking for help as soon as they realised they were in trouble. Because of that, the Coastguard could give us much more accurate location information to get to them quickly and also be sure that we had found the right people."


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For more information, contact Matt McNally, Lifeboat Press Officer, Cleethorpes RNLI, on 07771-797556 or matthew_mcnally@rnli.org.uk

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