Workington RNLI called out after 14-year-olds trapped by rising tide
Two 14-year-olds who became trapped at the bottom of a West Cumbrian cliff as the tide rolled in were rescued by the RNLI.
The youngsters had gone fishing at the bottom of St Bees Head, but due to a sudden and heavy downpour, their planned route back became slippery and unsafe.
They called the Coastguard at around 8.30pm yesterday, June 18, for help.
Workington RNLI and St Bees RNLI attended.
Workington RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was used to guide the youngsters to transfer them to the all-weather lifeboat Dorothy May White for assessment.
Both were safe and well and no injuries were found.
They were handed over into the care of Whitehaven and Maryport Coastguard rescue teams.
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