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Barrow RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist two children in difficulty

Vision of Tamworth (Barrow RNLI)
Vision of Tamworth (Barrow RNLI)

[T]he Volunteer crew from the RNLI’s Barrow station launched their inshore lifeboat this afternoon, Monday 1 May 2017, to assist in the rescue of two children at the east side of Walney Channel.

The request to launch the Lifeboat came from HM Coastguard at Holyhead at 4:04pm this afternoon.

The information received was that two children were on the shoreline on the east side of the Walney Channel, south of Jubilee Bridge, and were experiencing difficulties by the water due to the incoming tide – high water was at 4:05pm.

The inshore lifeboat crew were paged and the Vision of Tamworth was launched at 4:20pm. The lifeboat was on the scene at 4:32pm. However, within just a few minutes of arriving the crew was advised by HM Coastguard to stand down as the children had been accounted for and were safe.

The Vision of Tamworth returned to the Lifeboat station at 4:45pm where it was made ready for the next launch.

With warmer weather and lighter evenings, it is a timely reminder for everyone to “Respect the Water” and more information about this can be found at: www.respecthewater.com

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