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Bude RNLI lifeboat rescue two people cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

Bude RNLI Lifeboat was paged yesterday (Sunday 5 June) at 4.11pm and was tasked to reports of two people cut off by the tide at Crackington Haven.

The lifeboat and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) were both launched at 4.25pm, the lifeboat was helmed by Mike Tame with crew Steve Carter and Charlie Green. Jeremy Brown and Gavin Goatcher were on the RWC.

The crew located the two casualties who were worried but not injured; they were then transferred to the lifeboat and returned safely to the beach at Crackington Haven.

The shout was raised by two surfers who had noticed the couple in difficulty. The casualties were very grateful to the crew and happy to be back on dry land.

The station's RWC also went to check a second report of two further people cut off to the north of Crackington, however no persons were sighted.

The lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service at 6.30pm.

A spokesperson for Bude RNLI said:' We would advise people walking along this stretch of coastline to check the tides and always be aware of how quickly it does come in. If you get into difficulty call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.'

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