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Man and dogs rescued from high tide

A man and his three dogs have been rescued after becoming trapped on a sandbank at the Solway Firth in Dumfries and Galloway.

The man, who is believed to be from Newcastle, was cut off by tide as he walked along the coast near Powfoot, at Annan.

The Silloth Lifeboat were called out and rescued the man and two of his dogs. The third dog was found by the Nith Rescue boat off the coast of Powfoot.

A Coastguard spokesman said:

"The man was out walking his dogs on the shore and was heading for Silloth when he phoned police to say he was being cut off by the tide

"He said the water was coming up and he was having to wade through it. He got to a sandbank and was still coming up but I don't think it got above his knees. He's a lucky man for the lifeboat managed to get him and two of his dogs and the other one turned up later on the shore."

– Coastguard spokesman

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