Lancaster river jumper rescued after getting trapped in bridge

A person jumping in the River Lune from Denny Beck Bridge, Halton got stuck in the bridge on their last jump.

By Michelle Blade
Monday, 18th July 2022, 10:40 am
Updated Monday, 18th July 2022, 10:40 am

Morecambe RNLI crews were tasked on Saturday July 16 at 9.09pm by HM Coastguard to reports of a person stuck in Denny Beck Bridge, Halton, over the River Lune.

The individual had been completing repeated jumps into the river and then on the last jump became trapped between two of the bridge spans.

The Inshore Rescue Hovercraft and Inshore Rescue Lifeboat made their way by road to the launch site at Halton Army Training Camp.

Morecambe inshore hovercraft being unloaded at Halton Army Camp to rescue a person trapped in the bridge at Denny Beck. Picture courtesy of Morecambe Lifeboat.

Access was gained swiftly and a rapid deployment of both RNLI boats made their way to the scene.

Both craft remained on standby below the bridge whilst other services carried out a rescue within the bridge spans.

Earlier on the same day, Saturday, Morecambe Lifeboat was called out to rescue three people trapped on a sandbank near The Midland hotel.