Beach alert as pair '˜stranded' by tide

Coastguard and lifeboat teams were put on alert when two people almost became trapped by the incoming tide.

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 4:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:47 pm
Coastguard were alerted

The incident happened on the beach just south of Cleveleys at around 3pm today.

A 999 call was made to Coastguard alerting them to the potential danger.

Blackpool beach patrol were asked to attend the scene and Fleetwood’s Coastguard team were alerted, alongside Blackpool’s lifeboat crew.

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The two people were able to walk to shore unaided and were met by members of the beach patrol.

A coastguard spokesman said: “They were spoken to by the beach patrol and were reminded of the dangers posed by the incoming tide.”