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Dover RNLI crew rescued two teenagers and Folkestone man cut off by tide near Samphire Hoe on Bank Holiday Monday

06 May 2014
by Victoria Chessum

Two teenagers have been rescued after getting cut off by the tide yesterday.

Dover's RNLI volunteers were called to the eastern section of Samphire Hoe at about 2.30pm.

Another man was also found to be in danger before all three were taken to Dover marina.

Dover Lifeboat in action Photo Dan Keen

Dover lifeboat in action. Picture: Dan Keen

Dover's City Of London II lifeboat left her moorings at Crosswall Quay at around 2.30pm.

The two teenagers were trapped and were evacuated to the safety of the lifeboat.

A third person, a man from Folkestone, was also found to be in potential danger from he water and was also brought aboard the lifeboat.

Second coxswain Clapham said: "Although a routine job for the volunteer crew, it highlighted the danger of incoming tides and urged all people when walking on our beaches to check the tide times before they set out."

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