Newhaven Lifeboat rescues children cut off by the tide

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Children who were cut off by the tide near Splash Point in Seaford were rescued by volunteers from Newhaven Lifeboat.

They had been walking along the beach from Hope Gap to Seaford but had misjudged the incoming tide.

The children contacted their parents, one of whom had swum around the cliff to reassure them.

Crew were called out on Sunday night (April 7) at 7.38pm and found them some 250 metres east of Splash Point.

Newhaven’s Severn Class lifeboat ‘RNLB David and Elizabeth Acland’ arrived on scene and launched the lifeboat’s Y class Daughter boat, with three crew members on board.

The adult was taken off the beach first leaving one crew member and the children were warmed up on the shore with numerous blankets.

The male adult who was very cold and wet. He was taken to Splash Point where Newhaven Coastguards carried him to a waiting ambulance.

The Y boat returned to the isolated cove where the children were brought to safety of Seaford Bay and their families.