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Lifeboat crew “threatened with violence” after launching to rescue six children

Morecambe RNLI inshore rescue

For the second time in 48hrs, at 6.15pm on Sunday 02 September 2018, HM Coastguard requested the assistance of Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew; this time to go to the assistance of a group of six children (one of which was believed to be in low mood) that had entered the water, fully clothed, in the vicinity of the Clock Tower.

A spokesman for Morecambe RNLI said: “The inshore lifeboat was quickly launched onto the receding tide and proceeded to the area where they were advised it was believed that all the reported casualties had left the water and were safely ashore.

“In the absence of first aiders on scene, local coastguards then requested the RNLI to deploy casualty care trained crew to attend as all the children, aged between 11 and 15yrs, were wet and suffering from cold.

“The volunteers arrived on scene to be greeted by abuse and threats of violence from the children; all of whom were clearly heavily intoxicated by alcohol.

“In spite of this the crew continued to offer support until police officers and an ambulance crew arrived.

“The crew were then stood down and the inshore lifeboat was returned to station.”

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