Morecambe RNLI rescue several people cut off by the tide at night

Morecambe RNLI hovercraft was called out to rescue several people cut off by the tide on Wednesday night.
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The coastguard requested the assistance of the RNLI at 10.17pm after a report of several people stranded west of Oakley Road having been cut off by the tide.

A multi agency operation was undertaken working alongside the coastguard in the search and recovery of the stranded people.

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A number of personal items were recovered which were handed over to the police on the shore.

The Morecambe Lifeboat.The Morecambe Lifeboat.
The Morecambe Lifeboat.

Once it was established following a further search that no one else was left behind the hovercraft commanded by Ross Simpson returned with the crew back to shore at 12.30am.

Steve Wilson lifeboat operations manager said: “We urge anyone going out on the sands to check the tide times. We have had several call-outs of late involving members of the public cut off by the tide. We cannot stress enough about being cautious on the bay with its many hidden dangers.”