Launched To Husband & Wife With Two Dogs Trapped By Rising Tides Near Arnside, Morecambe Bay:
Morecambe’s RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was launched to service this morning to rescue a husband and wife that were stranded by the incoming tide near Arnside, Morecambe Bay.
Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI crew members were paged by Liverpool Coastguard at 11:20am 8th April 2012 after Liverpool Coastguard received a 999 call from the two persons trapped by the fast rising tide.
Immediately the Morecambe RNLI Inshore Lifeboat were tasked to the area along with the Arnside Coastguard Rescue Team and Ambulance Service.
The two persons had been walking their dogs along the beach when they realised the tide had risen rapidly in the hidden channels around them.
Upon arrival on scene Morecambe’s RNLI Inshore Lifeboat met up with the Arnside Coastguard Rescue Jet ski who were assisting the two persons and their dogs. Immediately the casualties were transferred to the Lifeboat for evacuation to waiting emergency services on the shore near far Arnside, The persons and their dogs are safe and well looking forward to carrying on with their holiday.
Chris Fisher, Probationary Helmsman onboard the lifeboat says “We encourage people to read sea safety notices and take extra care whilst walking on the sands as tides in the Morecambe Bay Area can be dangerous especially on a high spring tide”.