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10 children saved in RNLI rescue mission

Children saved in RNLI rescue mission

10 children saved in RNLI rescue mission

10 children were rescued by the Cleethorpes Coastguard yesterday evening, Tuesday 11 August, after becoming trapped off the coast near Humberston.

The volunteer crew were called to assist the group, who were aged between 7 and 18 years old, shortly after 8pm.

Following a number of reports, the crew were guided to the group and the 10 children were safely recused.

It is thought that they had become isolated on a sandbank by rising tides.

Discussing the incident, Cleethorpes RNLI Helm, Chris Jordison, said:

“This is by far the most people I’ve ever rescued onto the boat at a single time.

“The sandbank they were stuck on is very easy to be caught out by and they did the right thing by obeying the instructions of the Coastguard and not attempting to cross the creek.”

A statement issued via the organisation’s Facebook page added:

Earlier in the day, the Cleethorpes Coastguard also assisted in a search for two children missing from the resort.

Fortunately, they were both found safe and well.

The volunteer-led organisation have said that they are seeing increased demand on previous years as visitor numbers to the resort continue to rise beyond pre-lockdown levels.

RNLI Cleethorpes have repeatedly warned of the dangers of entering open water, and urge people to exercise caution.

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