Morecambe's volunteer lifeboat crew launch to man in water

Morecambe's RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew launched to rescue a man in the sea near Morecambe Battery.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 9:41 am
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 10:42 am
Morecambe RNLI lifeboat crews on a previous call to rescue a swimmer. Picture @ArtDecoCoast

The man, believed to be in low mood, had entered the water fully clothed.

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Against strong winds, the inshore lifeboat was launched onto the receding tide and was proceeding to the area when they were stood down.

The man had been persuaded to return to shore by an ambulance crew, who were already on scene, and was safely in their care.

The lifeboat was launched at 1pm on Tuesday September 18.