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People and dog trapped by tide in north Cornwall

People and dog trapped by tide in north Cornwall

Published by the Pirate FM News Teamat 10:03am 3rd April 2018. (Updated at 5:08pm 3rd April 2018)

Coastguards called to help people and a dog cut off by the tide in north Cornwall have warned the shout could have turned into a multiple rescue.

Crews were scrambled to Trebarwith Strand on Easter Monday, after reports of people and a pet in the water.

The team from Polzeath was stood down, after the Falmouth Coastguard confirmed everyone was safe.

However, the team from Bostcastle made their way to the scene to offer safety advice and first aid.

The shout came just days after a dog lost its life after being washed into the sea from the harbour wall.

Posting on Facebook, a spokesperson said: "Boscastle CG were on way when information came through that both the person's and dog had been rescued from the incoming tide.

"Although information had come in that person's involved are OK, we still proceeded to meet the first informants and those invovled for safety advice and to provide first aid if needed.

"We advise just calling 999 and ask for the coastguard in these situations as this could of turned into a multiple rescue!"

A spokesperson from Polzeath Coastguard said: "Team paged along with Boscastle Coastguard Team to persons in the water and cut off by tide with their dog, Trebarwith Strand.

"As we were making our way to scene, further information was received by Falmouth that the person and dog had self recovered and were safe and well.

"The Boscastle Team continued to scene and gave safety advice, whilst we returned to station.

"If you spot anyone in difficulty or in danger along our coast, Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard".

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