Broughty Ferry lifeboat called to rescue four teens stranded in the Tay

© DC ThomsonBroughty Ferry lifeboat crew.
Broughty Ferry lifeboat crew.

Rescuers were called out to the River Tay earlier today after four teens became cut off from the tide.

Broughty Ferry’s all-weather and inshore boats were sent to Tayport at about 7.15pm after four boys were cut off from the tide at Lucky Scalp.

A volunteer shore crew assisted the lifeboat team.

The rising tide had surrounded the youngsters and cut them off at the spot, after which they called for help.

They were uninjured.

A spokesman for Broughty Ferry Lifeboat Station said the teens should be “praised” for “not risking themselves further” and instead calling for help.

He added: “When visiting beaches it is invaluable to know your surroundings and tide times.”