John is a careful man. He is not one to ever be rash with people’s lives, especially when it comes to his children. So when he tells you how easily he found himself in trouble on our coasts earlier this year, you might want to listen. “We got lucky,” he said. “I could have lost one or more of my children that day.” The father of four from Liverpool had taken his children – Ethan (15), Gracie (13), Heidi (12) and Lottie (7) – and their dog for their first-ever trip to the Isle of Wight, with fantasies of the perfect water-based Spring bank holiday weekend. But the 37-year-old's break away almo st turned into a nightmare when he and all four children had to call for help from Her Majesty’s Coastguard. John with his four kids and dog on the beach they eventually became stuck on John said that he and the children had decided to try paddleboarding on Sunday, May 30 and – after ensuring they were properly kitted out with buoyancy aids, leashes and a fully charged mobile phone – had set o
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