6 CHILDREN CUT OFF BY TIDE AT BUDLE BAY.

A happy outcome for what could so easily have been a tragedy. Around the coasts of Britain, and most countries with a seaboard, there are areas of shoaling waters. At low water there are large inviting areas of miles of sand with warm pools but there are also great dangers. Many of these areas hold special hidden danger of quicksands but the greatest danger comes when the tide turns. An incoming tide can rapidly cut off the unwary, leaving them isolated on sandbanks that will soon submerge. Added to this are often vicious rip currents that can sweep victims out to sea. Children must be supervised but the dangers apply to adults including the strongest swimmers. Please take care when enjoying the sands…….SARN Ed.

At 19:03hr on Saturday 11 July 2020, UK Coastguard requested Seahouses ILB to go to the immediate assistance of 6 children reported cut off on a sandbank, by the rising tide at Budle Bay, north of Bamburgh. Local Coastguard Officers were also deployed.

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