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Three sisters saved just in time after they were swept out to sea

Three sisters rescued after they were swept out sea in Norfolk have prompted warnings from coastguards about the dangers of tidal currents.

The girls were seen clinging to a buoy at Brancaster yesterday afternoon. Two of them lost their grip, unable to hold on any longer.

They were plucked from the water, just in time, by a hovercraft rescue crew.

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Coastguards rescue three sisters swept out to sea

Map showing Hunstanton RNLI Lifeboat rescue.

Coastguards are warning visitors to be aware of tide times, after three sisters were rescued on the brink of being swept out to sea in Norfolk.

They were found hanging on to a buoy at Brancaster, fighting the strong tidal current.

The sisters thought to be aged 10,12 and 20 were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Kings Lynn for checks.