Five people rescued from Cramond Island after tide cuts them off

An emergency rescue team were called to Cramond Island to help five people who had become cut off from the mainland after the tide had come in.

Sunday, 18th October 2020, 4:35 pm

South Queensferry Coastguard and lifeboat teams were called into action at around 2pm today (Sunday) when the unlucky five became stranded.

All five were brought safely back and the operating was completed at around 3.30pm.

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Numerous emergency responders’ vehicles were pictured at the scene as the rescue attempt was underway.

Five people rescued from Cramond Island after tide cuts them off
Five people rescued from Cramond Island after tide cuts them off

The island is only accessible on foot at low tide.

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Emergency rescue teams pictured at the scene on Sunday

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The island is only accessible on foot at low tide.