South Scotland

Couple and dog rescued by lifeboat on Solway Firth

A couple and their dog had to be rescued by lifeboat after being cut off by the fast incoming tide at Sandyhill beach on the Solway Firth.

The pair managed to scramble up cliffs at the beach and used their mobile phone to alert the emergency services.

Kippford inshore lifeboat located them and, despite high waves, Kirkcudbright and Annan coastguard brought them safely ashore.

The couple, who are on holiday, were unhurt in Tuesday's incident.

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