Teenagers rescued in Whitby after being cut off by tide

Whitby RNLI and Coastguard at the lifeboat station after the inshore lifeboat was called to rescue three people cut off by the tide''w133001a
Whitby RNLI and Coastguard at the lifeboat station after the inshore lifeboat was called to rescue three people cut off by the tide''w133001a

Three teenagers were rescued by the town’s inshore lifeboat this afternoon (Saturday 20 July) after being cut off by the tide.

The trio - two boys and girl - were trapped on rocks between Whitby and Saltwick Bay on an area of beach known locally as ‘long sands’.

A member of the public on the East Cliff alerted Humber Coastguard by dialing 999 after the youngsters waved to attract their attention and the lifeboat and town’s coastguard team were sent to the scene at around 3.20pm to rescue them.

After coastguards pinpointed the teenagers, believed to be from the West Yorkshire area, they were brought back to the lifeboat house by the crew in the inshore lifeboat.

The lifeboat returned to Whitby Lifeboat Station at 3.55pm.

Adam Turner, assistant watch manager for Humber Coastguard urged people to make sure they were aware of the tide times when going onto the beach to prevent incident such as this.