Rescue for mud trapped fisherman

A fisherman was rescued after becoming trapped in mud 50 metres from the promenade at Morecambe.
A fisherman was rescued after becoming trapped in mud 50 metres from the promenade at Morecambe.

A fisherman had to be rescued after becoming trapped in mud up to his knees.

Emergency services were called to the beach opposite Morecambe lifeboat station at 10.09am on Saturday, October 12 to a man trapped 50 metres from the promenade.

The man had been fishing and following the tide as it was on its way out and became stuck in the mud.

The Coastguard were on scene as the Fire Service arrived. Specialist mud rescue teams from Knott End and Arnside weredespatched to the scene.

Fire crews and water rescue technicians from Morecambe and Lancaster used specialist water and sand rescue equipment to effect the rescue. The 53 year old man was brought back to the promenade by firefighters, safely and without any injuries. The RNLI lifeboat based at Morecambe was not launched because the man was rescued by firefighters.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The sands in Morecambe Bay can be very dangerous, even to those who know the area.”