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Boys rescued from sandbank cut off by tide at Nairn

Rescue at Nairn Image copyright RNLI Invergordon
Image caption The boys were taken to Nairn for treatment by paramedics

Two teenage boys had to be rescued from a sandbank off Nairn late on Monday night after becoming cut off by the rising tide.

RNLI Invergordon lifeboat and a fast inshore rescue boat from Findhorn along with a coastguard team were sent to the scene at about 23:00.

The boys were helped to safety after midnight and were checked by paramedics at the scene.

RNLI Invergordon said the boys seemed cold and "slightly unwell".

The lifeboat crew said navigating to the scene was challenging due to mist and fog on the Moray Firth.

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