Morecambe’s lifeboat crew respond to report of person in water
At 11.30 am on Sunday 04 March 2018, Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew were tasked by the Coastguard to go to the aid of a person believed to be in the water; in response to a call, from a member of the public, reporting that a sailing boat had capsized on the River Lune near Glasson Dock.
The Morecambe crew were en route with the inshore lifeboat and inshore rescue hovercraft, to their launch site at Snatchems when they were stood down because the casualty had contacted the Coastguard, by telephone, to inform them that he had managed to make his own way to shore 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.