THIS is the moment two hapless teenagers needed to be rescued from a tiny rock - quarter-of-a-mile out to sea.
The soaking wet teens were caught out by a quickly rising tide and cut off from the shore - and left perched 400m off the coast.
Aged 17 and 18, the pair from Thornaby and Ingleby Barwick had to huddle together on a rock just a few feet wide after raising the alarm shortly after 1pm on Monday.
They were exploring West Scar in Redcar, Clevedon, when they were caught unaware.
The Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched and the two teenagers were picked up a few minutes later.
They were brought back to the lifeboat station where they were checked for injuries before receiving sea safety advice.
Dave Cocks, lifeboat operations manager at Redcar, said: “The tide quickly covers the escape routes back to shore. The coastguards kept the two lads on the mobile telephone right up to when the lifeboat arrived.
“Once we got them back to the lifeboat station, we gave them a quick check over for injuries and the effects of the cold water.
“Then we gave them a bit of advice about checking tide times before they next venture out onto the rocks.”