“Despondent” man rescued by RNLI

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A MAN was rescued off the Morecambe coast after he attempted to walk into the tide.

Morecambe’s RNLI Inshore rescue hovercraft launched after a request from the Police and Liverpool Coastguard to assist in the recovery of the man just after 11am on Thursday November 27.

The volunteer hovercraft crew managed to intercept the man approximately 300 yards South of the Stone Jetty, before he entered the water, and were able to persuade him to climb into the hovercraft so that they could return him to the promenade.

The man, who was described as being in a “despondent mood”, had also been recovered from the sea the previous day.

He was later transferred into the care of a waiting ambulance crew.

Morecambe RNLI Deputy Launching Authority and Press Officer, Colin Midwinter, said: “It is inevitable that the need to go to the assistance of the same person on successive days will invite comment from others, but our only concern is to keep the casualty safe from harm and, again, we successfully achieved that.”