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Woman trapped on car roof by rising tide rescued with minutes to spare

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A woman has been rescued by the Silloth RNLI after being trapped on the roof of her car by the rising tide.

The woman had been walking her dog along the beach between Beckfoot and Mawbray, when the water came in.

She couldn't swim and had to be rescued from the top of her car.

She was treated for mild hypothermia and suffered no further injuries.

"The lady was very lucky, especially with the fast incoming tide.

"If it had been a few minutes later we could have been looking at a different outcome. Definitely a life saved by all involved."

– Senior Helmsman, Steve Henderson

Video credit: Silloth RNLI

Diver rescued off the Scottish coast

A diver has been flown to hospital after getting into difficulty off the coast of the Borders.

Three lifeboats, including both vessels from Eyemouth, were sent to St Abbs Head where the diver had been separated from their party and was in distress.

A UK Coastguard rescue helicopter was diverted to the incident, and airlifted the casualty directly to hospital from the dive boat.

Both Eyemouth RNLI vessels were sent to help the diver Credit: RNLI


Dog rescued by Stranraer lifeboat team

Stranraer pier. Credit: ITV Border

Stranraer's RNLI volunteers have rescued a dog that was trapped beneath the town's pier.

They were called just after 5pm yesterday afternoon to help the frightened pet, called Storm, which was stuck on a set of steps below the pier.

The lifeboat was not needed, but two team members donned their drysuits, lifejackets and helmets, and descended the pier ladder to rescue the dog.

They managed to clip on its lead, and coax it into the water, where Storm swam with the volunteers back to the pier ladder and was reunited with its owners, who later took to Facebook to voice their gratitude.

Thank you so much for rescuing my dog!! It's good to know you were able to help. Thank you from Storm who is none the worse for his ordeal.

– Storm's owner
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