Safety reminder after bay rescue

Jamie Lewis, beach patrol officer, who alerted the coastguard to a fisherman who needed rescuing.
Jamie Lewis, beach patrol officer, who alerted the coastguard to a fisherman who needed rescuing.
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A FISHERMAN had to be rescued after becoming cut off by the tide at Half Moon Bay.

On Thursday morning, August 2, Jamie Lewis, one of Lancaster City Council’s beach patrol officers, was alerted to a man who was fishing out on a rock at Heysham.

With the incoming tide already lapping around the rock, 16-year-old Jamie raised the alarm and notified the Coastguard.

The RNLI were then informed and they came to rescue the fisherman in the inshore lifeboat.

Coun Ron Sands, Cabinet member with responsibility for tourism, said: “This incident just goes to show how treacherous Morecambe Bay can be and the importance of checking tide tables.

“Thankfully, on this occasion, Jamie was on hand to ensure a safe outcome, but next time might prove to be a different story.”