The RNLI volunteer crew from Barrow Lifeboat Station rescued two people on Foulney Island.

A call to help was received from HM Coastguard at 11.53am on Thursday, June 6.

Both individuals were cut off from the mainland by the rising tide.

The Barrow inshore lifeboat, captained by Ben Jackson and manned by crewmen Paul Wilcock and Mike Armstrong, launched at 12.15pm.

Arriving within minutes, the RNLI crew encountered the stranded individuals, who were in a state of cold and distress.

Having rescued the couple, the crew transported them to Roa Island causeway.

From there, Furness Coastguard, along with other emergency response teams, took over the individuals' care.

The lifeboat returned to its boathouse base at 12.30pm.

The event took place under fine weather, with slight sea state and a north-westerly, Force 3 wind.

The high tide at Barrow, which had cut off the pair stranded on Foulney Island, was due at 12.01pm, with a predicted height of 9.2 metres.

The Barrow Lifeboat Station used this as a reminder for the public to seek safety advice when visiting the coast by referring to the RNLI’s website: