THE crew of Rhyl inshore lifeboat has assisted 13 adults and children in danger of being cot off by the tide safely ashore.

The crew were called out by Holyhead Coastguards yesterday evening following numerous 999 calls from members of the public who could see the danger.

The lifeboat sailed in the gulley between the rapidly diminishing sandbanks and the shore.

Altogether, 13 adults and children were assisted through the gulleys back to the shore.

Martin Jones, RNLI Coxswain at Rhyl said: “It is always advisable when going into the sea, to keep an eye on an incoming tide, as the sea will come in behind you, leaving you stranded further away from safety.”