RNLI rescue trapped woman and dog

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A WOMAN out walking her dog on Sunday afternoon was rescued by the hovercraft after being trapped by rising tides at Sunderland Point.

The Morecambe RNLI crew were out on exercise when they were called to the causeway by a bridge near the Globe pub at around 1.10pm.

A member of the public had dialled 999 to raise the alarm.

The crew crossed the gulleys surrounding the causeway to reach the woman and her dog, then the hovercraft brought them both to safety.

Kevin Jackson, RNLI Deputy Launching Authority, said: “This incident emphasises the importance of encouraging the public to check tide times and how this may affect their walks before venturing out onto the tidal flats especially in the Morecambe Bay Area.”

The woman and her dog were both unhurt.