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Blackpool RNLI volunteers save woman cut off by tide

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Blackpool RNLI volunteers were called out at 7.50pm on Tuesday evening after the Coastguard received a number of 999 calls about a woman who was stranded on a sandbank at Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The casualty had been cut off by the incoming tide and had no means of getting safely back to shore. Both of the charity’s D class lifeboats were launched and made their way to the scene. The tide was coming in rapidly and by the time the lifeboats arrived at Uncle Tom’s Cabin the sandbank had disappeared completely and the casualty was struggling to keep her head above water. The stranded woman was tiring rapidly as she tried to swim to safety and was also suffering from the effects of cold and shock. Blackpool RNLI volunteers took the casualty on board the lifeboat and provided emergency first aid before taking her back to shore, she was then taken to hospital for a thorough check up.