Lifeboat rescues man stranded on a rock in Morecambe Bay

Lifeboats were launched in Morecambe Bay after a man became stranded on a rock.

Thursday, 11th October 2018, 9:53 am
Updated Thursday, 11th October 2018, 9:58 am
The RNLI Lifeboat out in Morecambe Bay. Picture by Doris Redfern of Westgate Caravan Park

Morecambe’s volunteer lifeboat crew was launched after reports of a man cut off by the tide near Jenny Brown’s Point, Silverdale.

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The inshore lifeboat was launched at around 12.30pm on October 10 and made its way to the area; where the crew located the man who was stranded on a rock, surrounded by water.

The man was taken on board the inshore lifeboat and safely transported to shore.

Many readers will recognise Jenny Browns Point, on the edge of Morecambe Bay not far from Silverdale. The chimney is all that remains of a copper smelting mill that dates back two centuries. Graham Wilkinson (from Chipping)