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RNLI lifeboat crew launch to rescue people cut off by tide near Grange-Over-Sands

Morecambe RNLI hovercraft

[M]orecambe’s RNLI inshore rescue hovercraft launched today, after a request from the Coastguard, to go to the aid of two people cut off by the tide.

At 12.30pm on Tuesday 8 August 2017, the Coastguard tasked the Morecambe RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew to go to the aid of two persons reported to be cut off by the tide near Grange-Over-Sands.

The RLNI inshore hovercraft launched but, as they approached the search area, the crew were stood down; after it was reported that both casualties had safely made their way ashore without assistance.

Morecambe RNLI volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, Colin Midwinter, said: “Although on this occasion the casualties were able to make their own way to safety; on another occasion they might have been unable to do so. Therefore, it is imperative that we are always called out as soon as possible; just in case.”

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