Teenagers rescued from cave cut off by tide

Two teenagers were rescued by a Sunderland RNLI lifeboat team after becoming cut off by the tide in a small cave near Castletown.

Teenagers rescued after tide leaves them stranded in cave

Two teenagers were rescued by a Sunderland RNLI lifeboat team after becoming cut off by the tide in a small cave near Castletown. The coastguard received a 999 call from a friend of the two stranded teenagers, who were stuck on rocks on the North bank of the River wear.

"After the alarm was raised the lads made the right decision to wait for our assistance, had they tried to swim or climb up the rock they could have got into a lot more trouble.""It is worth bearing in mind that the river is tidal just as the coastline is, certain areas that are accessible at one part of the day can become a trap later."

– Luke McGill Crewman at Sunderland RNLI

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