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Couple and two dogs cut off by the tide on Norfolk coast

A couple and their dogs had to be rescued from the north Norfolk coast. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A couple and their two dogs had to be rescued from the north Norfolk marshes last night after being cut off by the tide.

The pair had wandered out to East Hills, between Wells and Stiffkey, at about 4pm on Saturday.

But once the sun went down the couple became disorientated and could not find their way back.

By 10.26pm, the tide had trapped them and the RNLI lifeboat at Wells had to be called.

The crew, which headed out via Wells Quay, was guided by the couple's son who was able to point them in the right direction using a powerful torch.

All three, and their dogs, were taken back to the safety of the coastal path. A spokesman for the lifeboat crew said it was thought the family were visiting the area.

"Fortunately they had come to no harm and did not require any medical assistance."

– Wells Inshore Lifeboat.

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Mum child and baby rescued from tide

A mum her child and her baby have been rescued by the coastguard after her car became stuck in flood water on The Strood causeway near Colchester.

The rescue comes just a day after ten people were rescued from vehicles after being trapped by high tides at Mersea Island.

Thames Coastguard was called just before 2pm. The West Mersea Coastguard Rescue Team and West Mersea RNLI inshore lifeboat were sent to the scene, along with a rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham.

The car was described as almost floating, the three were picked up by the lifeboat and taken to safety.

Even during this rescue, another vehicle attempted to cross the causeway.

I would like to again stress how important it is not to attempt crossing The Strood during highwater spring tides, as it is highly likely that the road will be covered with sea water and with it strong undercurrents.

We’ve dealt with two similar incidents in the last 24 hours. It is very lucky that no one has been hurt.

– Aimee Rampton, Watch Manager Thames Coastguard

Coastguard warning to people heading to the beach

Take care on the beach Credit: ITV Anglia

Coastguards have warned people heading to beaches to take care after two swimmers died this weekend.

A man in his 40s died in hospital after being pulled from the water at Westcliff on Sea in Essex on Saturday. Ambulance crews tried to revive him without success.

An elderly man also died after getting into difficulty off Mundesley in Norfolk.

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