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Incoming tide traps Cramond Island walkers

Cramond Island
Image caption Cramond Island is accessed by a causeway which is covered by the tide

A group of seven walkers, including a number of children, have become stranded by the incoming tide at Cramond Island on the Firth of Forth.

The Queensferry lifeboat was launched at about 14:30 to assist them back ashore.

Access to the island is by a causeway which is uncovered at low tide.

The coastguard said the last safe crossing time on Sunday was at 13:45. The causeway was due to be uncovered again at 22:17.

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