Early morning call for Morecambe’s volunteer lifeboat crew
Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew called to assist with search for missing woman.
At 5.20am on Monday 06 August 2018, HM Coastguard requested Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew to assist police officers and local coastguard teams searching for a woman, reported to be in low mood, amid concerns that she may have entered the water somewhere between Heysham and Sunderland Point.
The inshore lifeboat and inshore rescue hovercraft were both en-route to the search area when they were stood down; after it was confirmed that the missing woman had been located and was safe.
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, in a normal year, 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.