Teenage girls rescued from incoming tide in Sussex

Two teenagers were rescued by lifeboat after becoming cut off by the tide on the East Sussex coast.

Solent Coastguard said the girls, who were both 17 years old, were picked up from the shore between Peacehaven and Saltdean on Friday evening.

One of the teenagers was treated by paramedics for a swollen wrist.

Following the incident a spokeswoman for Solent Coastguard urged people to check tide times and conditions before walking along the shore.

Katharine Piggin, of Solent Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, added: "The crew of the Y boat quickly located the two girls, and recovered them to the lifeboat.

"An ambulance was requested to meet the girls from the lifeboat at Newhaven, as one of the girls had a painful swollen wrist.

"Both girls otherwise were safe and well and were also met by the Newhaven Coastguard Rescue officers, that had been previously on scene."

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