Two people ‘shoulder deep’ and cut off by tide saved by coastguard

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Two people cut off by Lancs tide and ‘shoulder deep’ saved by coastguard

The Harbet' D-853 lifeboat used by RNLI Fleetwood to save the two people stuck in the water

The Harbet’ D-853 lifeboat used by RNLI Fleetwood to save the two people stuck in the water

Emergency crews have rescued two people after they got stranded “shoulder deep” in water.

They got into trouble off the Fylde coast at around 7pm last night (June 5).

Volunteers from RNLI Fleetwood said the two people were “cut off by the tide” and by the time they arrived in the lifeboat they were “Shoulder deep” in water.

Both people were rescued and brought ashore before being assessed.

No injuries were reported.

In a short statement on Facebook, RNLI Fleetwood said: “Launch request this evening at about 7pm by HMCoastguard to two people cut off by tide.

“Casualties shoulder deep in water by the time they were collected by ‘Harbet’ D-853 our in-shore lifeboat. 2 lives saved.”

Dozens of social media users praised the ‘amazing’ coastguard volunteers and said they are ‘worth their weight in gold’.

Another wrote: “Amazing job again. Absolute hero’s. Well done. Wish people would check tides and times.”

A third person posted: “Fabulous job guys. Thank you. Aunty Bet bought Harbet just for situations like this. Stay safe out there xxx”

Another replied: “Well done! I hope they appreciate how lucky they are.”

One said: “You are all worth your weight in gold! Well done.”

Another commented: “Well done to you all. Bet they were relieved to see you.”