Weston’s RNLI lifeboats launched to reports of two people cut off by the tide

It was quickly established that the call was a false alarm with good intent after both RNLI lifeboats were launched from Knightstone Harbour.

The launch request was received from Milford Haven Coastguard just before 3pm on Sunday 04 November.

Reports had been received that two people were seen on Black Rock near Uphill beach with the tide coming in around them.

The volunteer crews of the Atlantic 75 lifeboat, Paul Alexander and the D class lifeboat, Anna Stock, made their way to the reported location where they found two fishermen who were not in danger and were safely fishing. They both had suitable safety equipment and clothing for the conditions.

After speaking to the fishermen and confirming that they were safe, both lifeboat crews were stood down, along with Weston-Super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team  who were also in attendance for the shout.

The fishermans POV from Black Rock. Credit Sam Day

D Class lifeboat Anna Stock and Atlantic 75 lifeboat Paul Alexander being recovered after the shout. Credit RNLI/Weston