Stranded girls rescued by lifeboat at Warden Bay
TWO girls were rescued by lifeboat from Warden Bay after they became stranded as the tide came in.
Firefighters were called at 2.20pm yesterday (Saturday, March 2) to rescue a teenager who had become stuck in mud whilst walking with another girl near Warden Bay, Sheppey.
Luckily the girl eventually managed to drag herself out of the mud but - because the tide had started to come in - she and her friend had to climb onto the remains of an old concrete pillbox for safety.
Firefighters teamed up with the police, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and family members to search for the pair.
They were found by the lifeboat and brought back to shore.
Firefighters gave first aid before handing them over to ambulance crews.
A Kent Fire and Rescue Representative said: "Incidents like these highlight the importance of walkers understanding how fast tides can come in, to be sure they are walking on solid ground and to make sure they have a mobile phone to call for help if they do get into trouble."