A woman and her dog have been pulled from the water after becoming cut off by the rising tide in thick fog at Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Solent Coastguard took a 999 call just before 8am this morning from the woman's husband reporting that his wife was cut off, very distressed and on Appley Beach.
Solent Coastguard immediately telephoned the woman who was stuck in the water with her dog. The water was already up to her waist, and, due to thick fog, she was disoriented.
The Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team, trained in water rescue, and two boats from Ryde Inshore Rescue were sent to the scene.
Due to the foggy conditions, it wasn’t clear exactly where the woman was. Rescuers had to shout to her to track her down, but she was eventually located. Both her and the dog were then recovered to the lifeboat before being passed into the care of paramedics.