Two walkers had to be rescued by Exmouth RNLI after getting cut off by the tide.

They called 999 at about 2.50pm on Tuesday, June 18 after becoming stranded while walking along the Exe Estuary.

The inshore lifeboat George Bearman II and three volunteer crew launched just after 3pm, reached the walkers and brought them safely to shore. The pair thanked the crew and said they were going to head to the local pub for a quick recovery drink.

They said: "The crew were excellent and made us feel safe and secure. We are really thankful for their help."

A spokesperson for Exmouth RNLI said: "The River Exe and surrounding area is a beautiful location for walking, however the tides and thick mud can make it dangerous, so please make sure you check the tide times before you head out and be clear on how you will exit the estuary if the need arises."