4 Persons Rescued from Scolt Head Island
At 2.55pm UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat in response to reports of 2 persons cut off by the tide at Scolt Head Island, Brancaster.
Hunstanton Lifeboat proceeded to Brancaster and located the casualties. They were taken on board the lifeboat and landed on to the beach into the care of the local coastguard response team. A further sweep of the area was requested. The lifeboat crew located two more people on the seaward side of the Island. They were picked up and also landed on the beach into the care of the local coastguard response team. The lifeboat was then released to return to station.
HW 6.42pm. Wind S.W 3 Weather Sunshine Vis. Good Sea state slight.
Respect the Water Campaign and advice to holiday makers: Tidal waters have strong tidal currents, especially the approaches to the harbours. General coastal safety tips. 1. Check the Weather and tide times. 2. Read signs. Be aware of local hazards, ie sandbanks, channels & strong tidal currents. 3. Carry a means of calling for help. 4. If you see someone in danger dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard who will page us.