Couple trapped in cove by tide at Budleigh Salterton are rescued by Exmouth RNLI

A couple’s stroll along the beach at Budleigh Salterton ended in an RNLI rescue when they became trapped in a cove by the tide.

The duo became stranded between Otter Point and Brandy Head at around 4.45pm on Wednesday, August 11, sparking a callout for Exmouth’s inshore lifeboat.

Its crew tackled ‘hazardous’ sea conditions to reach the pair and take them to safety at Ladram Bay. Both were ininjured.

The couple had gone for a stroll along the beach while the tide was out and it came back in, effectively trapping them…

Exmouth RNLI volunteer helm Guy Munnings said “The sea conditions during this tasking were hazardous and we located the two casualties in a cove where manoeuvering was hard.

“The couple had gone for a stroll along the beach while the tide was out and it came back in, effectively trapping them.

“It was extremely difficult to land the lifeboat and safely retrieve the stranded pair but our training kicked in and we were able to rescue them and quickly get them to safety.”

Exmouth Coastguard Rescue Team also attended the incident.

RNLI safety advice on tides and tidal cut off can be found here.

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