Morecambe coastguard helps with three rescues in one day around Lancaster and Morecambe

Morecambe Coastguard Rescue Team was called out to three incidents on Monday.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:30 pm
Morecambe Coastguard Rescue Team was called out to three incidents on Monday. Photo from Morecambe Coastguard Rescue Team Facebook

The crew's first call of the day was to reports of a windsurfer in difficulty near the Stone Jetty.

The RNLI sent out their inshore lifeboat and in heavy sea conditions rescued the windsurfer and equipment from the sea.

The windsurfer was taken to the hovercraft slipway where members of Morecambe and Knott End Coastguard were waiting, and the casualty was spoken to to establish no further medical treatment was needed.

The windsurfer thanked the teams for their assistance and left scene with a friend.

The team's second call-out was to Bay View Garden Centre/Wild Duck Hall, where a vehicle with casualties was stranded in the water.

The casualties were escorted through a land owner's field and garden, and the car was later recovered once the tide had receded.

Once again, no medical care was required and both Morecambe and Knott End Teams were stood down.

The Morecambe team's final call of the day was to assist the Knott End Team at Glasson Dock, where they were asked to assist near the old Abbey with the rescue of another windsurfer.

The casualty was picked up in the water by the RNLI and due to low level water was transported to Fleetwood on the inshore lifeboat.

A coastguard spokesman said: "A busy day due to the high tides that happen at Easter and the high winds. Although the wind may be dropping over the next few days the tides will stay quite high.

"Remember if in danger on or around our coastline call 999 and ask for the coastguard."