Morecambe lifeboat launches to man cut off by the tide.
At 12.30pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018, HM Coastguard requested Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew to go to the aid of a person reported to be cut off by the incoming tide, in the vicinity of Jenny Brown’s Point, near Silverdale.
The inshore lifeboat was launched within 10 minutes of the call and made its way to the area; where the crew located an adult male stranded on a rock, surrounded by water. The casualty was taken on board the inshore lifeboat and safely transported to shore. The volunteer crew 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, 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.