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Cut off at high tide and rescued by Scarborough RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Two people were rescued when they were cut off by the tide yesterday (Tuesday 26 January).

Library image of Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat

RNLI/Dave Barry

Library image of Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat

Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched just after 3pm and made best speed to Cornelian Bay, a mile or so south.

The people then boarded the charity's rescue craft, crewed by volunteers, and were taken to the lifeboat station.

Lifeboat operations manager Andrew Volans said: 'We advise everyone walking on the coast to please be aware of the tide times, which are published online, and plan your route carefully.'

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For more details, please ring Scarborough RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Dave Barry on: 07890 322992.

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