A couple and their pet dog had to be plucked to safety after they were cut off by the treacherous Solway tide on Tuesday September 18.
The holidaymakers, Mark and Penny Smith, had gone for a walk across the sands from Sandyhills beach, about five miles south of Dalbeattie on Colvend Coast.
They had walked along the sands towards the holiday village of Southerness but when they came to return they realized the tide was cutting them off.
They managed to scramble up a cliff face about a mile from the holiday village along with their pet dog.
At first they couldn’t get a signal on their mobile phone but eventually managed to dial 999 to alert the coastguards.
Meanwhile they watched the tide, one of the biggest for several months, come roaring in.
Liverpool Coastguards called out the Kippford Inshore rescue boat about five miles away along with local Portling Coastguards and firefighters from Dalbeattie and Annan, who have a specially trained boat team, along with police.
The Kippford Lifeboat managed to pluck the couple from the cliff face.
The relieved couple who are staying locally are from Worcestershire and Mark said:
A Liverpool Coastguard spokeswoman, where the rescue was co-ordinated from, said: