Boy rescued from mud in Morecambe Bay

The new Morecambe Lifeboat on a training exercise in Morecambe Bay'(2009)
The new Morecambe Lifeboat on a training exercise in Morecambe Bay'(2009)
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A young boy had to be rescued after becoming stuck in mud in the bay whilst the tide was coming in.

Morecambe’s RNLI inshore rescue hovercraft was launched at 4.15pm on Friday July 24 to help the nine-year-old boy who had become stuck in the mud in Morecambe Bay close to Red Bank Farm, Bolton-le-Sands.

North West Ambulance crew were having difficulty reaching the boy due to a steep sided gully.

The tide was coming in quickly but fortunately the ambulance crew managed to reach the boy and release him from the mud.

The RNLI crew was en route when the coastguard informed the hovercraft crew that they were stood down due to the boy being rescued.

Kevin Jackson, Morecambe RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: ‘Morecambe volunteer RNLI crew work closely with North West Ambulance Service paramedics and on this occasion we were happy that a potentially dangerous situation was resolved.

“With the school summer holidays just beginning we ask people to be careful if they go into the bay, even on a nice sunny day the conditions underfoot are hazardous and it is easy to become stuck in the mud or quick sand.”