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Morecambe lifeboat crew assist in search of Bay

At 8.30pm on Monday 22 April 2019, Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew were tasked by HM Coastguard to assist in the search for a number of people believed to be stranded on a sandbank in the area between Kent’s Bank and Arnside.

The inshore rescue hovercraft was launched, and arriving on scene, proceeded to conduct a search for the reported casualties.

A Morecambe RNLI spokesman said: “With the tide beginning to flood and the light failing rapidly, guided by directions from local Coastguard team members based on the shore, the RNLI volunteers conducted a comprehensive search; including the use of a parachute flare to help illuminate the area.

“After failing to find anyone in difficulty, the hovercraft crew were eventually stood down; Coastguard Control having concluded that the initial report was a false alarm with good intent.”

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