Cowes RNLI Lifeboat and The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team worked together to rescue a couple and their 5 dogs after they became cut off by the tide at Thorness Bay earlier this afternoon (Friday).
After finding themselves unable to climb the muddy cliff on the shore to the east end of Thorness Bay, the man and woman put in an urgent call to the Coastguard.
Solent Coastguard requested the launch of Cowes’ inshore lifeboat at 13:22 and within minutes the lifeboat was on the water and making speed towards Thorness.
Once on scene the volunteer crew found the woman particularly distressed by their predicament. The couple and their dogs, one of which was being carried in a pushchair because of a leg injury, were soon taken aboard the lifeboat.
Within minutes they were landed on the beach at Thorness and met by Coastguard officers from The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team.
It is thought the couple – and their 5 dogs – are holidaying at the nearby holiday park.
The lifeboat was stood down and returned to station at 14:05.