‘Check the tide times so you don’t get cut off.’ That is the message from Wells Lifeboat who rescued a group of seven people and a dog.
The group were spotted in rising tides to the West of Wells Beach and were rescued by the inshore lifeboat, which transported them back to shore in two journeys.
Because of a number of calls, the crew checked the entire beach area for any further people who may be cut off by the incoming water.
Wells lifeboat operations manager Chris Hardy said: “I am pleased the rescue ended well, but unfortunately this type of incident happens all too often. It is essential that walkers check the tide times before they set out, so that they don’t find themselves cut off by the tide.
“People enjoying a walk on the along the beach when the tide is out should always ensure they are back on soft, dry sand at least 4 hours before high tide to avoid being cut off.’