Morecambe’s volunteer lifeboat crew launch to report of man cut off by the tide

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Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew launched after a report that a man had been cut off by the incoming tide.

HM Coastguard requested Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew to go to the aid of a man reported to be cut off by the flooding tide in the vicinity of White Creek, near Arnside, at 7.45pm on Monday.

The inshore lifeboat and inshore rescue hovercraft were both launched within 10 minutes of the call and made their way to the area, to find that the man was located on the landward side of the Kent channel and therefore in no immediate danger.

Both craft remained on scene until advised by the Coastguard that the man was safe and they could stand down.

Morecambe RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kevin Jackson, said: “Due to the flooding tide and the location of the casualty, we launched both craft in order to be certain that we could to reach him, regardless of the depth of tide at the scene.”