Woman and dog in dramatic rescue from rising tide in thick fog

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A woman and her dog had to be rescued by the Coastguard after becoming cut off by the rising tide in thick fog.

Solent Coastguard received a 999 call just before 8am this morning from the woman's husband, reporting that his wife was cut off and in a distressed state on Appley Beach in Ryde, Isle of Wight.

The woman was contacted on her mobile phone but she was already up to her waist in the water and disorientated as to her precise whereabouts.

The Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team, trained in water rescue, and two boats from Ryde Inshore Rescue were sent to the scene.

A Coastguard spokeswoman said: ''Due to the foggy conditions, it wasn't clear exactly where the woman was.

''Rescuers had to shout to her to track her down, but she was eventually located. Both her and the dog were then recovered to the lifeboat before being passed into the care of paramedics.''

Karen Bosman, watch manager at Solent Coastguard, said: ''This woman told us she often takes her dog for a walk on the beach in this area, but this morning she was not aware of the rising spring tide. Combined with the foggy conditions, she ended up getting stuck up to her waist in the water.

''This must have been a terrifying ordeal and we're grateful that we managed to recover her in time. To avoid becoming stuck yourself, best to check the weather and tide times before you set out.

''Remember though, if you do get into difficulty, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.''

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12:22pm Tue 1 Apr 14

BeyondImagination says...

I hope she checks the tide times in future. Rising tide in fog - crazy.
I hope she checks the tide times in future. Rising tide in fog - crazy. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 7

2:25pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

BeyondImagination wrote:
I hope she checks the tide times in future. Rising tide in fog - crazy.
I presume you exhaustively check the weather, the movement of terrorists, the proximity of asteroids, whether any wild animals have recently escaped, flight paths and likelihood of plane crashes, traffic and the doomsday clock before you set foot out the door every morning.
[quote][p][bold]BeyondImagination[/bold] wrote: I hope she checks the tide times in future. Rising tide in fog - crazy.[/p][/quote]I presume you exhaustively check the weather, the movement of terrorists, the proximity of asteroids, whether any wild animals have recently escaped, flight paths and likelihood of plane crashes, traffic and the doomsday clock before you set foot out the door every morning. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 3

2:38pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

If she's local she and takes her woofs for a walk there every day she should be aware of the tide times, and the og itself must have been obvious.
If she's local she and takes her woofs for a walk there every day she should be aware of the tide times, and the og itself must have been obvious. Brite Spark
  • Score: 7

2:39pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

Sorry about the f in fog.
Sorry about the f in fog. Brite Spark
  • Score: 5

3:05pm Tue 1 Apr 14

townieboy says...

WAS IT AN APRIL FOOL TIDE ?????????????
WAS IT AN APRIL FOOL TIDE ????????????? townieboy
  • Score: -3

3:38pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

Hang on it was LOW tide and high tide was not unitl 2pm.

Sounds like she didn't have the foggiest to me.
Hang on it was LOW tide and high tide was not unitl 2pm. Sounds like she didn't have the foggiest to me. Brite Spark
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Tue 1 Apr 14

SotonGreen says...

I hope she made a sizeable donation to the service for wasting their time
I hope she made a sizeable donation to the service for wasting their time SotonGreen
  • Score: -1

7:01pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

SotonGreen wrote:
I hope she made a sizeable donation to the service for wasting their time
How did she waste their time? This is what they're there for. Argue all you want that she did something stupid, fact is, a large number of emergencies are the fault of the person in trouble, this doesn't mean they don't deserve the help. God you people are hard of thinking sometimes.
[quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: I hope she made a sizeable donation to the service for wasting their time[/p][/quote]How did she waste their time? This is what they're there for. Argue all you want that she did something stupid, fact is, a large number of emergencies are the fault of the person in trouble, this doesn't mean they don't deserve the help. God you people are hard of thinking sometimes. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 3

7:37pm Tue 1 Apr 14

forest hump says...

Natural selection
Natural selection forest hump
  • Score: 0

11:00pm Tue 1 Apr 14

BeyondImagination says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
BeyondImagination wrote:
I hope she checks the tide times in future. Rising tide in fog - crazy.
I presume you exhaustively check the weather, the movement of terrorists, the proximity of asteroids, whether any wild animals have recently escaped, flight paths and likelihood of plane crashes, traffic and the doomsday clock before you set foot out the door every morning.
I always check the tide times and weather if I'm going near the sea where I know I could easily die if I go at the wrong time. I always make sure I can see a landmark I can use to get back to safety. I always treat the sea with the utmost respect.

You only have to look at some of the pictures of the people who stood close to the waves in the recent storms to understand just how little idea people have of the dangers of the sea.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BeyondImagination[/bold] wrote: I hope she checks the tide times in future. Rising tide in fog - crazy.[/p][/quote]I presume you exhaustively check the weather, the movement of terrorists, the proximity of asteroids, whether any wild animals have recently escaped, flight paths and likelihood of plane crashes, traffic and the doomsday clock before you set foot out the door every morning.[/p][/quote]I always check the tide times and weather if I'm going near the sea where I know I could easily die if I go at the wrong time. I always make sure I can see a landmark I can use to get back to safety. I always treat the sea with the utmost respect. You only have to look at some of the pictures of the people who stood close to the waves in the recent storms to understand just how little idea people have of the dangers of the sea. BeyondImagination
  • Score: -1

11:02pm Tue 1 Apr 14

BeyondImagination says...

forest hump wrote:
Natural selection
Darwin Awards.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Natural selection[/p][/quote]Darwin Awards. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 0

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