MORE than 30 people, marooned on sandbanks off the coast as the tide was flooding, were rescued by the Rhyl lifeboat.

The people who were in several groups on separate sandbanks, were facing danger, but were rescued by the inshore lifeboat which made a number of trips taking them to the shore.

A Rhyl RNLI spokesman said: “The lifeboat was launched when we heard there were several groups in imminent danger as the tide was flooding in. It made a number of trips to the sandbanks, which were approximately 100 yards offshore.

“They were all rescued safely and landed on the beach. We worked in conjunction with the Rhyl Coastguard unit and the Rhyl RNLI lifeguards.

“We always recommend checking the local tide times before visiting beaches. While you’re out, be aware of your surroundings and the tide’s direction.”