Morecambe’s volunteer lifeboat crew launch to 6 children in water
For the second time in 48hrs, at 6.15pm on Sunday 02 September 2018, HM Coastguard requested the assistance of Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew; this time to go to the assistance of a group of 6 children that had entered the water, fully clothed.
The inshore lifeboat was quickly launched onto the receding tide and proceeded to the area where they were advised it was believed that all the reported casualties had left the water and were safely ashore. In the absence of first aiders on scene, local coastguards then requested the RNLI to deploy casualty care trained crew to attend as all the children, aged between 11 and 15yrs, were wet and suffering from cold. The crew continued to offer support until police officers and an ambulance crew arrived.
The crew were then stood down and the inshore lifeboat was 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.