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The RNLI has issued a warning to be aware of riptides after three bodyboarders were caught in one in Cornwall.
Volunteers were alerted near Trevone after the three bodyboarders began to struggle in the current.
They were picked up 200m from the shore by the RNLI team and transported back into land.
Newquay RNLI lifeboat volunteers have rescued a woman and dog after they were trapped by the incoming tide at Bedruthan Steps.
The RNLI volunteers were alerted at 4.17pm on Saturday 13 May, three hours before high tide. They rescued the pair from the shore and transferred them to the larger Atlantic 85 lifeboat. Owner and dog were back on dry land on Newquay Harbour by 5.10pm.
Cooper the Boxer was no trouble at all and seemed fairly unfazed by his impromptu ride in the lifeboats!
The RNLI is reminding people to check tide times before visiting the coast and warns that it is possible to be trapped a few hours before high tide.
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