19th August 2018
A mother and two children were rescued by Cowes RNLI lifeboat this afternoon
after being cut off by the incoming tide between Gurnard and Thorness beach.
The mother, with a girl aged seven and a boy of 13, summoned help when the only
shore above the water-line were huge rocks below an overgrown cliff.
The lifeboat, launched at 3.08 pm, found them rather fatigued and conveyed them to
Gurnard Luck; there Needles Coastguard took them in their vehicle back to Thorness
Bay Holiday Centre where they were staying.
The lifeboat returned to station at 3.50 pm.