Family on Mull cut off by tide

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A family cut off by the tide during a coastal walk on Mull were evacuated by lifeboat on Sunday.

The group had been on the Carsaig to Lochbuie route, which takes in scenic cliffs, when they were caught out by the incoming tide, said rescuers.

The decision was made to evacuate and return them to Carsaig, officials reported.

Those involved in the rescue have now reiterated the importance of checking tide times when going on coastal walks.

The Craignure Coastguard Rescue Team said: ‘Please, please check the tide times before heading out to the coast. This time the outcome was a good one.’

The alarm was raised by the maritime rescue co-ordination centre at Stornoway on Lewis.

Three different crews responded – Craignure Coastguard with colleagues from the Ross of Mull team and Oban RNLI.

A spokesperson for Craignure Coastguard said: ‘Once all were onboard and the lifeboat had departed for Carsaig where the Ross of Mull team were waiting, the Craignure team started the long walk back to the rendezvous point.’

People are reminded that if they see someone in difficulty or something they are concerned about on the shoreline or water, to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.