Two Emergency calls in 2 hours for Morecambe RNLI Volunteers

August 22, 2020

At 11.38am on Saturday 22nd August Morecambe RNLI volunteers were called to reports of people cut off by the tide near Ocean Edge Caravan Park in Heysham. The inshore rescue lifeboat and volunteer crew were stood down from service before launching as the people were reported to be safe on shore.

Then, at 13.20pm the inshore rescue lifeboat launched to service to persons cut off by the tide near Silverdale. The lifeboat was four minutes from the scene of the when the people were again reported safe on shore. The lifeboat made its way back to station and ready for the next call out.

Chris Buchanan, Volunteer Helmsman for Morecambe RNLI said "On this occasion our services were not needed. However we would like to remind the public to check the local tide times when visiting Morecambe Bay. The RNLI always urges people not to enter the water to try to save animals; go to the nearest spot where the animal can easily get out, then call to your animal from there. But if your animal is in real danger – perhaps being swept out to sea by the current, dial 999 for the Coastguard. Do not go into the water yourself".