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'Disoriented' Two rescued from sandbank after getting cut off by tide on Dublin beach

The pair became disoriented in the dark and lost their way when they were walking along the estuary between Portmarnock and Baldoyle and rang 999 for help.

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Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Stock picture

Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Stock picture

Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Stock picture

A man and a woman out for a walk on a beach in north Co Dublin on Monday evening had to be rescued after they were cut off by the tide.

The pair became disoriented in the dark and lost their way when they were walking along the estuary between Portmarnock and Baldoyle and rang 999 for help.

The Coast Guard rescue helicopter 116 – which was doing a training session in the area – was alerted after the Coast Guard received the call shortly after 7.30pm last night.

However rescuers from the Howth Coast Guard were able to wade into the water and retrieve the pair from a sandbank without having to task the helicopter.

The pair did not require any medical attention following the incident, according to a Coast Guard official.

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