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Wells RNLI launches on remembrance day to a lady and dog cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Wells RNLI inshore lifeboat Peter Wilcox was paged for immediate launch at 2.07pm on Saturday 11 November 2023 to render assistance to a lady and a dog cut off by the incoming tide on the high sands offshore on the west side of Wells-next-the-sea harbour.

Wells RNLI D Class lifeboat Peter Wilcox launching on remembrance day to a lady and dog cut of by the tide on the west side off Wells next the sea Harbour with three volunteer crew members on board

RNLI/Ray West

Wells RNLI D Class lifeboat Peter Wilcox launching on remembrance day

The inshore lifeboat with a volunteer crew of three launched at 2.20pm and due to good visibility quickly located the lady and the dog that had been cut off by the incoming tide the crew established they were unharmed, the lady and dog were both assisted on to the lifeboat and ferried back to the safety of the main part of the beach in front of the boathouse.

Water Safety Officer and Volunteer crew member Mandy Humphreys said; ‘ Getting cut off by the tide at this time of the year can be particularly dangerous due to the increased risk of cold water shock. If you are cut off by the tide call 999 and ask for the Coastguards. Please check tide times before heading out.’

The inshore lifeboat arrived back at the station at 2.36pm where the inshore lifeboat was then rehoused / sanitised and refuelled and ready again for service at 2.50pm.

Notes to Editor:

Sunday 17 December 6.30pm Wells RNLI annual carol service accompanied by Fakenham town band and Wells churches together choir.

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Wells RNLI D Class lifeboat Peter Wilcox launching on remembrance day to a lady and dog cut of by the tide on the west side of Wells next the sea Harbour with three volunteer crew members on board

RNLI/Ray West

Well RNLI D class launching on 11 November 2023 to a lady and dog cut off by the tide

RNLI/Jess Curtis

Wells RNLI D class lifeboat Peter Wilcox on call out to a lady and dog cut off

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