Three kids res­cued from Dun­bar cave

The Herald on Sunday - - VOICES -

THREE chil­dren have been res­cued from a sea cave after be­ing cut off by the tide.

A 12-year-old boy and two girls, aged 11 and 12, had been play­ing in the Eye Cave in Dun­bar on Sat­ur­day be­fore be­com­ing trapped.

A call was made by the boy to the emer­gency ser­vices, be­fore the de­ploy­ment of two res­cue teams by the coast­guard.

They found the chil­dren up to their an­kles in wa­ter, with the sea en­ter­ing the cave.

The chil­dren were then re­turned safely to their par­ents on the shore.

Jonathan Mus­tard, HM Coast­guard, said: “Once we re­ceived the call, we were able to get res­cue re­sources on scene very quickly so I am pleased to re­port that other than be­ing a bit shaken and hav­ing wet feet, the chil­dren are un­harmed by their or­deal.

“Re­mem­ber if you are set­ting out for a walk along the coast, al­ways check the tide times and en­sure that you leave plenty of time to get back be­fore the tide comes in.

“Sea caves are great places to ex­plore, but if you don’t leave enough time to get out they can be deadly, so please do be es­pe­cially care­ful when you visit them. As win­ter marches on the weather is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly un­pre­dictable so if you are ven­tur­ing out make sure that you check weather con­di­tions and stay away from rough seas and slip­pery cliff edges.”

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