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Father and two children swept away by Hunstanton tide

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9:59am 9th August 2017

A father and his two daughter's were swept out by the Hunstanton tide.

The trio were on holiday in Hunstanton decided to venture out on to the sandbanks opposite the Oasis swimming pool yesterday afternoon.

The father became cut off by the incoming tide. They soon became out of their depth while returning to the beach, and were swept down towards Heacham by the current.

The two girls believed to be about 8 and 12 years old were hanging on to her fathers neck.

The UK Coastguard were informed and the Hunstanton Hovercraft was paged around 3.30pm.

Whilst on route UK coastguard informed the Hovercraft that the persons were now ashore in the care of the local Coastguard response team, but to carry on to the area and carry out a search, to make sure all were accounted for.

A paramedic attended and checked the family over, the father had swallowed some water, but all were given the all clear.

 

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