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Broadstairs: Couple celebrating anniversary among nine saved in Kingsgate Bay

A man and a woman celebrating their first wedding anniversary were rescued at sea.

The couple were with a photographer when they were cut off by the tide at Kingsgate Bay in Broadstairs.

They were among nine people, including two children, to be rescued by teams yesterday afternoon.

Kingsgate Bay
Kingsgate Bay

Ian Lowe of Margate Lifeboat said: “To assist nine persons in such a short time in one area shows how easy it is to get into trouble in the water.

"It was a lovely day to be at the seaside, but not knowing what the tide will do can spell disaster. The water is still cold and cold water shock can kill the unprepared.

"Please seek advice before visiting the seaside from the RNLI website and use a lifeguarded beach. Lifeguards know the dangers in the area and will always give advice if asked.”

In a coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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