Lifeboat rescued stranded Sea Life Centre staff near Southend Pier

First published in Southend by

THE lifeboat hovercraft rescued four Sea Life Centre staff stranded near the end of Southend Pier.

Thames Coastguard received a call from the workers after they got cut off by the tide at about 8am yesterday.

The Southend RNLI Hovercraft rescued the staff members and left them in the care of Southend Coastguard at the shore, who gave safety advice.

Comments (10)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:23am Fri 30 Nov 12

Barry Bas says...

Well give us a bit more information then. Why were they out there? Was it something they have to do regularly as part of their jobs? Though if it was something they have to do often you would think they would be aware of the times of the tide.
Well give us a bit more information then. Why were they out there? Was it something they have to do regularly as part of their jobs? Though if it was something they have to do often you would think they would be aware of the times of the tide. Barry Bas
  • Score: 0

10:02am Fri 30 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

were they chasing an escaped flounder?
were they chasing an escaped flounder? Eric Whim
  • Score: 0

10:43am Fri 30 Nov 12

J_blond says...

They were collecting samples when they were cut off by the tide.

Bit poorly written methinks
They were collecting samples when they were cut off by the tide. Bit poorly written methinks J_blond
  • Score: 0

10:48am Fri 30 Nov 12

Speedysnail says...

So it would seem they was in the wrong plaice when the tide came in.
So it would seem they was in the wrong plaice when the tide came in. Speedysnail
  • Score: 0

11:10am Fri 30 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

I hope no-one pulled a mussel while being rescued. Maybe The Echo could winkle out bit more information

All's whelk that ends whelk
I hope no-one pulled a mussel while being rescued. Maybe The Echo could winkle out bit more information All's whelk that ends whelk Eric Whim
  • Score: 0

12:51pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Where does Noddy find these stories?
Where does Noddy find these stories? Olivia2847
  • Score: 0

1:36am Sat 1 Dec 12

crimsonking says...

Bet they had a whale of a time on the hovercraft.
Bet they had a whale of a time on the hovercraft. crimsonking
  • Score: 0

9:30am Sat 1 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

I trust they've bunged the RNLI a few squid as a donation
I trust they've bunged the RNLI a few squid as a donation Eric Whim
  • Score: 0

2:17pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Brunning999 says...

The 'Great eskate'
The 'Great eskate' Brunning999
  • Score: 0

4:24pm Sat 1 Dec 12

firedog says...

Perhaps they were looking a sick squid rise.
Perhaps they were looking a sick squid rise. firedog
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree