RNLI volunteers rescue three teenagers who were cut off by the tide at Roker
RNLI crews in Sunderland were called out after three teenager boys had become cut off by the tide at Roker’s Sand Point.
Volunteers launched onboard the D Class inshore lifeboat just before 4.30pm on Saturday, June 26, and quickly located the three teenagers with assistance from Sunderland Port Patrol and the Sunderland Coastguard Rescue Team.
The boys were transferred from the small beach to the Patrol Vessel which then transported them to Sunderland Marina while the RNLI crew recovered their mountain bikes.
Upon arriving back to shore, all three teenagers were passed into the care of the South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade.
A Sunderland RNLI spokesperson commented: “The four emergency teams were able to carry out a successful rescue of the three boys and it is vitally important that people remember to check the tide times before they undertake any coastal activities.”