Exmouth RNLI helps mother and daughter caught in tide

PUBLISHED: 09:14 07 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:31 11 April 2016

Exmouth RNLI came to the aid of the family and their two dogs.

Exmouth RNLI came to the aid of the family and their two dogs.

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An Exmouth RNLI crew sprang into action to rescue a mother and daughter cut off by the tide.

The incident happened on Wednesday, April 6, (yesterday) at 5.45pm.

The mother and daughter were walking their dogs, when they were cut off by tide between Sandy Bay and Orcombe Point.

A George Bearman lifeboat crew arrived within five minutes to find the mother and daughter soaked in the rising tide, east of Orcombe Point.

The ladies from Exeter had walked to Sandy Bay across the cliffs and down onto the beach to return to Exmouth.

Andy Stott, helm of the lifeboat, said: “When we arrived on scene, the mother was up to her waist in water and the dogs were cold.

“The wind direction and conditions meant they became wetter on the way back to the boathouse.

“The ladies were absolutely soaked through so we loaned them our woolly bear fleeces to wear home in the car.

“They were very grateful for our blankets, plastic sheets and a cup of tea.”

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