A lady cut off by the tide is rescued by Ramsgate volunteer RNLI crew.

Lifeboats News Release

A walk along the beach nearly ended badly when the incoming tide trapped a woman on Tuesday afternoon.

an inshore lifeboat with two crew members in it.

RNLI/Sarah Hewes

A library image of the inshore lifeboat

Ramsgate's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat 'Claire and David Delves' was launched at 14.20 on 16 August at the request of HM Coastguard following a report of a person cut off by the incoming tide between Ramsgate and Broadstairs.

The woman was located at the foot of cliffs below the George VI Park area of Ramsgate where she was assisted aboard the lifeboat by the volunteer crew and safely taken to the lifeboat station in Ramsgate Harbour.

Fortunately in this case the person rescued was uninjured but Coxswain Ian Cannon said, 'This could easily have had a very different outcome, so please can we ask anyone out enjoying our lovely shoreline to take care, check the local tides before setting off and always carry a means of communication with you'

Karen Cox Lifeboat Press Officer Tel 07779848431 Email [email protected]

Paul Dunt RNLI Regional Media Officer London and South East Tel 07785296252 Email [email protected]

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