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RNLI volunteers launch to multiple groups of people cut of by the incoming tide

Morecambe RNLI

Morecambe Lifeboat volunteers launched the inshore rescue lifeboat at 8.37pm last night (Thursday 30th June) to reports of multiple groups of people cut off by the incoming tide near the Boardwalk pub.

On arrival to the scene 8 people had safely made their way to the shore, however, 4 people were still playing on the beach unaware of the incoming tide surrounding them.

The RNLI volunteers alerted the people to the incoming tide, they were alerted to the awaiting HM Coastguard Rescue team from Morecambe who assisted the 2 adults and 2 children in crossing the small channel of water to enable them to get safely to the shore.

Trevor McMeeking, RNLI volunteer Helmsman stated “The ever changing tides and gulleys within Morecambe bay make it a very dangerous place, the tide can creep up around people without them noticing they are in danger. Luckily, the tides this week are lower and the people were not in immediate danger.”

“This call out showed great multi-disciplinary team work between ourselves and HM Coastguard to ensure the safety of the multiple groups of people. We would like to remind the public to be cautious around the coastline and if in any danger call 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

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