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sandbank

a submerged bank of sand in a sea or river, that may be exposed at low tide

sandbank

[′san‚baŋk]
(geology)
A deposit of sand forming a mound, hillside, bar, or shoal.
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uk A Flint Coastguard spokesman said: "The team were paged by Holyhead Coastguard to reports of a child stuck on a sandbank near Greenfield Dock with an incoming tide, "The team were quickly on scene and located the casualty and wwere preparing to carry out a snatch rescue.
The rescues have prompted warnings about the danger of tidal movements and shifting sandbanks.
The 51,000-tonne ship, which has a cargo of 1,400 cars and 105 pieces of construction equipment, floated free from the sandbank on the high tide on Wednesday and has since been anchored at a spot two miles east called Alpha Anchorage near Lee-on-the-Solent.
The vessel began to list as it left the port, forcing the captain and pilot to take the emergency action of beaching it on the sandbank to prevent it turning over into the sea.
A police spokeswoman said: "The driver failed to stop and continued heading south on Sandbank Street, where he turned left on to Maryhill Road.
Both Schmidt and Sandbank say their neighbors report hearing the chickens, although some claim to enjoy the sound (and the regular gifts of eggs they receive to help keep the peace).
The project licence was recently bought from German Sandbank Power GmbH & Co.
He hasn't been arrested, nobody is looking for him, but he has confined himself to the solitude of the sandbank where he lives as if he were politically exiled.
The RNLI station at Criccieth launched both of its inshore lifeboats after iot received a 999 call about group of tourists stranded on a sandbanK on an estuary near Porthmadog.
The 'Irtysh 1' has been stuck on the sandbank under Foros Cape close to the 'Kraimorie' neighborhood, since 06:45 after the breaking anchor was reported at 06:20, Captain Zhivko Petrov, head of the Maritime Administration-Burgas, reported.
They were walking along the long sandbank which, as the tide comes in, liquifies and gets swept away," an RNLI spokeswoman said.
Jon Johnson, aged 21 and from Selly Oak, was one of a three-man team who pulled the party to safety when a sandbank collapsed on the coast near Tenby, west Wales.