Morecambe RNLI called out to a person trapped in mud

Lifeboats News Release

Morecambe RNLI’s hovercraft was called on service at 11:30am on Saturday 7 December to reports of a man stuck in the mud.

Morecambe RNLI hovercraft

RNLI/Nigel Millard

Morecambe RNLI Hovercraft

The RNLI volunteers received reports from HM Coastguard that a man was stuck up to his knees in mud near to Archers Cafe at Bolton-Le-Sands. As the RNLI hovercraft was en-route to the scene the volunteers received reports that the Coastguard had recovered the man and the RNLI crew were stood down.

Lifeboat Operations Manger Steve Wilson said: ‘Coming up to the festive period many tend to spend this opportunity to catch up and meet with family and friends. We have a dedicated and resilient volunteer crew ready to respond over this period to ensure we uphold the traditions of the RNLI in saving lives at sea

‘May we take this opportunity for people to exercise much caution when walking on the bay with the hidden dangers mud/quicksand and fast rising tides can pose.’

Morecambe RNLI are currently looking to recruit a volunteer Deputy Launch Authority for the station, a role which supports the Lifeboat Operations Manager. The full details can be found on the link here:

Alternatively, please drop your CV in at either the Boathouse or Hovercraft Shop.

Notes to editors

  • Morecambe Lifeboat Station has been operating since 1966.
  • Personnel can be available for interview.

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