False alarm for hovercraft after canoe search

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The Morecambe RNLI hovercraft went out on Tuesday afternoon after reports that a canoeist was struggling in Morecambe Bay.

The canoeist had been spotted in the water near Morecambe Golf Club, reportedly in difficulties with the tide.

The Hurley Flyer hovercraft returns to base after Tuesday's false alarm.

The Hurley Flyer hovercraft returns to base after Tuesday's false alarm.

The Morecambe ‘Hurley Flyer’ hovercraft was called out from its base near the Midland Hotel at around 2.30pm but after a half-hour search, found nothing untoward.

Harry Roberts, lifeboat commander, said the canoeist had returned to shore and it was a false alarm.