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Three women rescued after getting cut off by the tide

Three women rescued after getting cut off by the tide

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 3:25pm 18th June 2018. (Updated at 5:33pm 18th June 2018)

Three women have been rescued after getting cut off by the tide in south east Cornwall.

RNLI lifeguards were called after the trio got trapped by the incoming high spring tide near Whitsand Bay.

One of their friends had stayed on the cliff and managed to raise the alarm last Thursday.

A lifeboat was launched to the small bay called No Fear and after multiple trips in the three foot surf managed to bring them to safety.

One of the women, Clare Whitelock commented on the lifeguards Facebook page: "We'd like to thank the lifeguards again for all their help when we got caught out by the tide near Sharrow.

"They were our heroes yesterday and they do an amazing job."

whitsand bay rescue

Charlie Gillett, RNLI lifeguard supervisor for the area, said: "This was a tricky situation for the casualties to find themselves in.

"It was lucky their friend spotted that the tide was coming in and alerted the lifeguards as we are currently experiencing very high spring tides and there was big surf yesterday.

"Thanks to the quick thinking of their friend we were able to help the casualties immediately.

"We always advise people visiting the coast to come to a lifeguarded beach and to check the weather and tide times before arriving."

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