Two families in Cornwall are counting themselves lucky tonight after they got trapped by the tide on a beach near Rock.
It was their impromptu SOS message that was spotted by a passing walker from a cliff top.
The four adults and three children wrote the words 'Call for Help' in the sand.
The alarm was raised and a lifeboat raced to rescue them.
Jacquie Bird takes up the story:
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