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North Berwick Lifeboat rescues family cut off by the tide at Canty Bay.

Lifeboats News Release

North Berwick RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Volunteer lifeboat crew rescued a family cut of by the tide on Wednesday 18 October at Canty Bay.

Canty Bay from the air showing the bay with the tide out.

RNLI/Rhona Meikle

Canty Bay taken from the rescue helicopter when on exercise showing rocks at low tide.

North Berwick RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Volunteer lifeboat crew rescued a family cut of by the tide on Wednesday 18 October at Canty Bay. The man and two children were returned safely back to shore.

North Berwick RNLI inshore lifeboat Evelyn M launched at 2.40pm with a volunteer crew of 3, to the report of persons cut off by the tide. On arrival there were 3 persons stuck on rocks. The lifeboat crew assisted getting the man and two children, safely back on shore.

North Berwick Lifeboat press officer Rhona Meikle said “ it is important that if you see someone you think is in difficulty in or near the sea you immediately call 999 and request the Coastguard. Http://respectthewater.com gives information on ways to be safe near the sea. Being aware of tide times and levels is important as it can prevent getting cut off by the incoming tide. Tide times are available on the internet and at most harbour areas.

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