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Call for sandbank warnings at West Wittering
7:44am Friday 26th July 2013 in News
A mother whose children were rescued at a West Sussex beach has called for better warnings about sandbanks.
Corinna Edwards-Colledge was with her five-year-old son and 12-year-old step-daughter at West Wittering last week when they were caught out by incoming tides.
She said the family did not realise sandbanks in the area meant that sea depths were so variable.
The family's scare happened the day before three men were taken to hospital after they were trapped on a sandbank by the incoming tide at West Wittering.
West Wittering estate manager David Piper said flyers were given out but the beach was a "dynamic environment" where water levels changed.
He said: "Our signage complies with RNLI guidance and we put signs at every entrance to the beach.
"We've got A-boards on the beach as well.
"The lifeguards are there to give people help and advice and encourage them to swim within the lifeguarded area but you can never make allowances for everybody."
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