Morecambe lifeboat crew go to aid of boy stuck in mud

Lifeboats News Release

At 6.05pm on Saturday 03 August 2019, Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew responded to their third launch request in 2 days.

HM Coastguard tasked them to assist local coastguard teams who were attempting to release a 9 year old boy who had become stuck in the mud near the Stone Jetty.

The inshore rescue hovercraft was launched onto a low tide and, arriving on scene, quickly succeeded in freeing the boy from the mud and transporting him safely to shore; where he was met by the local coastguards and a waiting ambulance team.

An RNLI spokesperson said ‘We want people to enjoy the Bay but we do recommend that they keep to the designated beaches. If it looks muddy then it probably is; making it dangerous to walk on. Gullies, where this young man had become trapped, are particularly hazardous.’

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