By a County Press reporter
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat crew on the scene at Luccombe. Picture courtesy of SSILB.
A GROUP of holidaymakers, cut off by the tide on cliffs at Luccombe, was rescued by lifeboat on Sunday afternoon.
Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat went to the aid of the three walkers while they were out on a routine patrol in the Sandown Bay area.
Operations manager Mark Birch received a call that three people had been left stranded on the cliffs, after another member of the party swam from Luccombe to Shanklin to raise the alarm.
The holidaymakers were taken to Hope Beach, Shanklin, and returned, unharmed, to the hotel in the town where they were staying.
Mr Birch said: "If you are in danger please dial 999 and ask for the coastguard as they are the rescue co-ordinators and it saves a lot of wasted time. Also please check your tides so you can have a safe and enjoyable walk."
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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