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Coastguard warning after 30 people cut off by tides

The Humber Coastguard has urged beachgoers to stay safe in the October heatwave after more than 30 people were cut off by the tides on Saturday.

Several teams were sent out across the north-east to rescue people from rocks, cliff bottoms and sandbanks.

Watch manager Drew Mahood said: "People have gone out, started their picnics and sat there and watched the sea come in and have been caught by it."

He urged people to check tide timings to stay safe.

He added: "It's very dangerous in certain coastal areas, especially like Cleethorpes, because the tide comes in very fast.

"The tide can suddenly speed up, depending on what area you're in, and before you know it you're actually cut off. Also, people need to keep an eye on their children.

"We want people to come here [to the coast] to enjoy themselves and we want them to go home having enjoyed themselves as well."

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