Nine people rescued on Wreck Sands Brancaster
At 4.00pm UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Hunstanton RNLI Hovercraft in response to reports of a number of persons cut off by the tide on the Wreck Sands at Brancaster. This was the most serious incident of the holiday season to date.
Hunstanton RNLI Hovercraft launched on service and on arrival at Brancaster located nine people marooned on the Wreck Sands - four adults and five children. They told the crew that they had not realised the state of the tide which was filling the channel between them and the safety of the beach. They were taken aboard the hovercraft and transferred to the beach into the care of the local coastguard response team. It took two journeys to evacuate them from the sands.
(From Hunstanton RNLI Facebook page)