Lifeboat rescues family trapped by tide at Brancaster

Naming ceremony and service of dedication of the RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk' at Hunstanton Lifeboat Station on Saturday afternoon.The new boat is launched.
Naming ceremony and service of dedication of the RNLI lifeboat 'Spirit of West Norfolk' at Hunstanton Lifeboat Station on Saturday afternoon.The new boat is launched.

Hunstanton lifeboat crews were called to rescue three people, including a one-year-old toddler, when their car was trapped by the tide last night.

The party had been attempting to drive along the beach road at Brancaster when they got into difficulty at around 8.30pm

Although they were not found to be in immediate danger, coastguard crews from Hunstanton and Wells stayed at the scene until the tide receeded. Lifeboat crews were then stood down

Coastguard officials said: “We advise people who wish to visit the beach at Brancaster to check the tide times as the beach road is notorious for flooding and catching people out.”

The incident comes after 12 people were rescued around the coast on Sunday.