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Wells RNLI assist people cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Wells inshore lifeboat was tasked by HM Coastguard on Wednesday 15 June with an immediate launch on service at 5.01PM, to locate and assist two adults and one infant cut off by the tide on the high sand to the West side of Wells harbour channel.

RNLI/Ray West

The inshore lifeboat with three volunteer crew onboard launched outside the Boathouse at 5.15pm and arrived swiftly on scene at 5.18pm.

After ascertaining that apart from being cut off, they were well, the stranded party were taken aboard the inshore lifeboat at 5.20pm the crew proceeded to take them to the safety of the Boathouse.

The inshore lifeboat was then sanitised, rehoused and refuelled and made ready for service again by 5.30pm.

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