‘Body’ in bay was a training dummy

A ‘body’ spotted in Morecambe Bay on Saturday turned out to be a training dummy.

Monday, 1st September 2014, 1:42 pm
Morecambe Bay.

Morecambe Coastguard reported it was tasked to a report of a body in the water near the Ocean Edge caravan park at Heysham.

The Coastguard said upon arrival, the dummy was ‘identified to be wearing a dry suit and life jacket’.

Officials said police were on scene as well as a police helicopter and Morecambe RNLI also launched its inshore lifeboat.

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A training dummy.

A spokesman for Morecambe Coastguard said: “The body was quickly identified as a training dummy that had gone missing from a rescue team from across the bay and had washed up.

“We gained water rescue practice by recovering the body.”

The dummy was reportedly dropped off at Morecambe RNLI station so it could be returned to its rightful owner.