Highlands & Islands

Tourists cut off by rising tide in North Uist

A group of 12 holidaymakers, including six children, has been rescued after being cut off by the tide on a remote coastal walk.

Stornoway Coastguard said the group was walking along the southern shore of Loch Eport, a sea loch on North Uist.

However, on their return, at about 1950 BST, the walkers found a river was too high to cross as the tide had come in.

Rescuers put a guide rope across the river near stepping stones and led them to safety.

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