Exmouth RNLI launched to tide trapped trio
Exmouth RNLI has issued a warning against getting cut off by the tide after three people were rescued after being trapped at Orcombe Point.
Three people cut off by the tide at Exmouth on Friday lunchtime were rescued by the RNLI.
The inshore lifeboat was launched shortly before 1pm where they found three people trapped by the tide at Orcombe Point.
Exmouth RNLI said the trio were unable to negotiate the point leading to the beach.
Exmouth coastguards helped the group to safety to Sandy Bay along cliffs, and the lifeboat was returned to the station.
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Kevin Riley, lifeboat operations manager at Exmouth, said: “It’s important that people look at the tide tables before setting off on a walk around the headland or consult the tide tables online.
“If in doubt, ask the beach lifeguards for advice. There are tide tables are available at most boat chandlers, some local stores and also the lifeboat shop.
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“The inshore lifeboat may have been needed on a real lifesaving task at the other end of the area and time is always of the essence when it comes to saving lives.”