A group of 34 Jewish boys got trapped on a beach as the tide rushed in during a disastrous hike last night but managed to guide in lifeboats and a rescue helicopter by waving their lit-up phones, THE DAILY MAIL reports.
As reported last night by Matzav.com, the teenagers, from Stamford Hill in north London, were stuck on a stretch of coastal path below the White Cliffs of Dover, known for deadly rock falls, THE DAILY MAIL states.
Extraordinary footage taken from a helicopter shows the lost students frantically waving their mobile at RNLI rescue teams while clambering around below treacherous cliffs as the tide rushed in.
The hiking party, which included two adults, raised the alarm with Kent Police at around 9 pm after becoming disorientated as they followed a coastal path between St Margaret’s Bay and Dover Harbour.
RNLI rescuer Mark Finnis said today that the students were in ‘high spirits’ when they were picked up but within two hours they would have drowned while locals said the trek they attempted was so perilous master adventurer Bear Grylls would be too scared to try it. Read more: THE DAILY MAIL