9/3/2018

Woman stranded in sea for hour-and-a-half after falling from Berwick harbour while taking pictures of dolphins
Evening Standard
Fiona Simpson
Evening Standard2 September 2018
The woman was attempting to take pictures of dolphins: AFP/Getty Images
The woman was attempting to take pictures of dolphins: AFP/Getty Images
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A walker was stranded in the sea for an hour-and-a-half after falling from a harbour in Northumberland while trying to take pictures of dolphins.

The woman was found clinging to a wall in the harbour near Berwick Pier by a boat crew at about 8.30am on Sunday| the Coastguard said.

"She was in a dire situation and the crew undoubtedly saved her life"| said Jolene Smith of HM Coastguard.

Ms Smith warned others about potentially risking their lives for a good picture| saying "its very easy to get wrapped up in taking the perfect photo| forgetting that you are in a hazardous environment".

The woman was rescued by the crew of a dredger before being taken by a lifeboat to be assessed by medical staff.

During the rescue bid| the Gypsey Race dredger ran aground on sand and rocks| and is stuck until the next high tide.

Ms Smith added: "As the summer comes to an end and opportunities arise to take more photos of spectacular weather conditions| please do be mindful of your own safety and dont take unnecessary risks."
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