Morecambe’s lifeboat crew search for man in water
At 5.25pm on Friday 3 August 2018, HM Coastguard requested Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew to search for a man, believed to be in low mood, who was reported to have been seen entering the water, fully clothed, in the vicinity of Victoria Parade.
The inshore lifeboat and inshore rescue hovercraft were quickly launched onto the receding tide and proceeded to conduct a search of the immediate and surrounding areas for the man; supported by police officers and local coastguards, searching from the shore.
The search was called off by Coastguard Command at approximately 5.45pm, when it was confirmed that the reported casualty had been seen leaving the water and heading inland on foot. Both craft then returned to station.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.