Morecambe RNLI volunteers tasked to two vehicles in the rising tide in two days

Lifeboats News Release

On Wednesday 10 March at 12:00pm Morecambe lifeboat volunteers launched the inshore lifeboat to a car submerged in a flooding tide at Wild Duck Hall, Bolton Le Sands.

On Wednesday 10 March at 12.00pm Morecambe lifeboat volunteers launched the inshore lifeboat to a car submerged in a flooding tide at Wild Duck Hall, Bolton Le Sands. The occupant of the vehicle was found safe and well by local Coastguard teams and police. The inshore rescue lifeboat was stood down before arriving on scene.


On Thursday 11 March at 2pm the volunteer crews were tasked to a vehicle in the flood water at Condor Green. The occupant of the vehicle was unaccounted for. The RNLI volunteers were tasked to search the mouth of the River Lune in case the occupant of the vehicle was in the water. The lifeboat crew were stood down by police when the occupant was found safe at home.


A Morecambe lifeboat spokesperson said: 'Both calls were made with good intention and highlights the risk of driving on roads with a flooding tide'.



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