South East Wales

RAF rescue two cut off by tide on Southerndown Beach

Two people have been rescued by an RAF helicopter after being cut off by the tide on a Vale of Glamorgan beach.

Two lifeguards from Southerndown Beach and two RNLI lifeboats from Porthcawl attended after the pair were seen to be in "imminent danger" from an incoming spring tide at Dunraven Bay on Monday.

Crews were trying to get the pair to shore when they were told an RAF rescue helicopter was four minutes away.

Porthcawl RNLI said walkers should take care on secluded beaches.

The stranded people were winched aboard and there were no injuries following the incident at 17:48 BST.

Ross Martin, of Porthcawl RNLI, said: "Walkers should ensure that when walking along secluded beaches, they stay alert to the tide and ensure they are able to walk off the beach safely before the tide comes in."

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