Cumbria

RNLI rescue couple cut off by tide at Morecambe Bay

  • 8 April 2012
  • From the section Cumbria

A couple and their two dogs have been rescued by a lifeboat crew after being cut off by the tide in Cumbria.

The Liverpool Coastguard was alerted on Sunday at 11:20 BST by the husband and wife who were trapped by the incoming tide near Arnside, Morecambe Bay.

The Morecambe RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was sent out and met with the Arnside Coastguard Rescue Jet Ski to help them.

The couple had been walking their dogs when the tide rose quickly in the hidden channels around them.

One of the lifeboat crew, Chris Fisher, said: "We encourage people to read sea safety notices and take extra care whilst walking on the sands as tides in the Morecambe Bay Area can be dangerous especially on a high spring tide."

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