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Couple rescued at Scolt Head Island by lifeboat crew



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A couple needed to be rescued at Scolt Head Island, off Brancaster, yesterday lunchtime by Wells inshore lifeboat.

The boat, Peter Wilcox, was tasked by HM Coastguard at 1.10pm to assist a couple and their two dogs cut off by the tide, whilst walking on the island.

They had been enjoying the beautiful weather with their dogs and had decided to walk along Holkham beach. They crossed Overy harbour when the tide was out and then walked on towards Scolt Head Island. By the time they had realised that the rising tide had come in behind them, they were cut off from the mainland.

Inshore lifeboat Peter Wilcox launches at Wells for a rescue at Scolt Head Island. (55417489)
Inshore lifeboat Peter Wilcox launches at Wells for a rescue at Scolt Head Island. (55417489)

The crew of three launched outside the boathouse on high water and proceeded out of Wells Harbour towards Burnham Overy.

The lifeboat arrived at 1.23pm where they found the couple and dogs. They did not require any medical assistance, so at 1.25pm the casualties were helped onboard the lifeboat. The group were ferried across Overy harbour channel and back to the safety of Holkham Beach at 1.40pm, where they were met by the local Coastguard team.

The inshore lifeboat then returned to Wells Harbour, arriving back at the boathouse at 1.52pm.



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