This afternoon (Weds 2nd September) UK Coastguard received a call from Cumbria police reporting two people at Redness Point, near Whitehaven who were stuck on rocks and were becoming cut off by a rising tide.
The Whitehaven Coastguard Rescue Team arrived on scene and were able to recover the people to the shore, where they were handed into the care of the North West Ambulance.
Stuart Atkinson, the Senior Coastal Operations Officer said,
“I cannot praise the efforts of the team highly enough. The guys were on scene quickly and effectively recovered the two people before they got into real danger. We always encourage members of the public to check the weather and tidal conditions before they set out. At sea changes in tidal streams could make conditions worse, particularly if the wind and tide are against each other. Consider whether you could become cut off by the incoming tide, above all do not take risks. If you get into trouble, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”
You can check marine weather at this link: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/ and tides at this link: http://easytide.ukho.gov.uk/EasyTide/