Second call-out in two days to man in water for Morecambe’s volunteer lifeboat c

Lifeboats News Release

For the second time in 48hrs, at 7.30pm on Sunday 5 August 2018, HM Coastguard requested Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew to go to the assistance of a man, believed to be in low mood, who had entered the water, fully clothed, in the vicinity of Victoria Parade.

The inshore rescue hovercraft was quickly launched onto the receding tide, with the inshore lifeboat remaining on standby, and proceeded to the area to find the man standing waist deep in water; while police officers and local coastguards supported them from the shore.

The crew were stood down when the man left the water voluntarily, making his own to shore; where he was taken into safe custody by the police.

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