Morecambe Bay cockling tragedy: Lifeboat callouts drop since 2004

The RNLI hovercraft.

The RNLI hovercraft.

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Emergency Morecambe lifeboat and hovercraft callouts hit a 15-year high during the year of the cockling tragedy, statistics have revealed.

In 2004 the town’s lifeboat was launched 44 times and the hovercraft 43 times.

The number of callouts to the Morecambe Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) crew has since fallen considerably.

 

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