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Two teenagers rescued from mud at Heysham

On Thursday 16th July at approx 4:45pm Morecambe RNLI where called to service.

A report was received of two teenage females who had become stuck up to their thighs in mud. This was near to the St Peters slipway in Heysham Village.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Steve Wilson authorised the launch of the Hovercraft under the watchful eye of Commander Andy Wright. Upon arrival at scene it was quickly ascertained that one female had been freed by Her Majesty’s Coastguard. The rescue of the second female was over seen by Ollie Braithwaite as part of his ongoing development in becoming a fully fledged Commander. Both females were taken to an awaiting ambulance on Oakley Road for an assessment and left in their care.

Operations Manager Steve Wilson said: “A successful recovery of both females by Coastguard and the RNLI. It was also great to see Ollie over seeing the rescue of the second female which goes towards his pathway of progression in the RNLI. May I also take this opportunity to remind anyone using The Bay to stay safe as there are many hidden dangers even close to the shore.”

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