Cleethorpes RNLI rescue two people trapped in marsh by incoming tide
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.
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."
For more information, contact Matt McNally, Lifeboat Press Officer, Cleethorpes RNLI, on 07771-797556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.