ssilbthreecutoffVIDEO: Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat came to the aid of three holiday makers cut off by the tide yesterday (Sunday). 

The volunteer lifeboat was out on patrol when the station’s Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) notified the crew that he had received details from a local hotel owner that three people had been possibly cut off by the tide at Luccombe Bay, between Shanklin and Dunnose.

One member of the group who had been cut off made it round to Shanklin to raise the alarm.

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The lifeboat made her way in choppy seas around to Luccombe Bay to discover the reported persons who had indeed been cut off by the tide.

Solent Coastguard, who had also been notified of the situation, paged Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team who met the lifeboat crew at Hope Beach, Shanklin with warm blankets for the three persons who were successfully extracted from the very rocky shore.

After being warmed up, the three holiday makers were taken back to their hotel.

Watch the fantastic work of the Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat below

Photo/Video: SSILB 

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