Kids rescued from sea in Sidmouth Lifeboat drama

Member of public praised

SIDMOUTH Lifeboat rescuers thanked a panic stricken member of the public who alerted them to a pair of children in peril in the sea on Wednesday afternoon.

Crew members were able to race to the aid of the youngsters – just moments after carrying out a separate search following fears a young girl had drowned.

The girl was found safe but, as rescuers returned to their Esplanade base, they were alerted to two children struggling in sea near rock islands.

A member of the public who’d tried to save the youngsters was also struggling in the water.

The trio trapped were by waves and battered against the rocks.

Lifeboat crew members were able to re-launch into the water within seconds and recovered the children and adult, who received first aid treatment for cuts and bruises.