Couple and their dog rescued after tide cuts them off

Wells inshore lifeboat. Picture: Chris Bishop

Wells inshore lifeboat. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

A lifeboat crew came to the rescue of an elderly couple who found themselves cut off by the tide.

Wells RNLI Lifeboat Station launched its inshore boat at 3.45pm on Tuesday (June 26) to go to the aid of the man, woman and their pet dog, near Wells Harbour.

Coxswain Nicky King said the couple were unhurt.

Mr King said: “They had been walking out on the marshes and came from the other side of Wells.

“They got caught out by the tide that was coming in a bit quicker than they expected.


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“We basically just picked them up and ferried them across to the other side.”

The couple were spotted by lifeboat volunteer, Phil Eaglan who advised them to wait for help.

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They had walked to Wells from Stiffkey following a path they had used 15 years ago. They arrived at Bob Hall Sands on the seaward side of the channel as the tide had just started to flood and could not cross the relatively new dredged channel.

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