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Lifeboat crew go to aid of dog walker stuck in mud

Morecambe RNLI hovercraft

At 1.45pm on Saturday 29 December 2018, HM Coastguard requested Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew to go to the aid of a woman who had become stuck in the mud.

The lady had become trapped up to her knees approximately 100 metres from the promenade whilst attempting to recover her dog; which had run off after its lead had snapped.

A Morecambe RNLI spokesman said: “The inshore rescue hovercraft was launched and proceeded to the scene, approximately 100 metres from the promenade; between the Sailing Club and Green Street slipways.

“Assisted by two members of the local Coastguard team, who had walked out to join them, and with the incoming tide only 10 metres away, the volunteers managed to free the casualty after approximately 5 minutes and transport her safely to shore.

“The casualty’s dog made its own way to shore and into the care of the lady’s waiting daughter.”

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