Man threatens to walk out into Morecambe Bay

The Morecambe RNLI hovercraft races to the rescue of a man in the bay. Picture by Rob McEwen.
The Morecambe RNLI hovercraft races to the rescue of a man in the bay. Picture by Rob McEwen.
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Lifeboat crews in Morecambe went to the aid of a man threatening to walk out into the sea on Sunday, September 6.

Morecambe’s RNLI inshore lifeboat and inshore rescue hovercraft launched at around 4.40pm following a request from the police.

The man was sitting on rocks approximately 200 yards north of the Stone Jetty and threatening to walk in to the incoming tide.

He had started to undress, but was persuaded to get into the inshore lifeboat by the crew on board.

Kevin Jackson, Morecambe RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said: “The young man was in some distress and suffering from the cold but, despite his location on the rocks, we were able to recover him without too much difficulty and bring him to safety.”

The man was then transferred to the hovercraft, enabling them to transport him to the nearby Hovercraft Station; where he was treated for cold and chest pain before being transferred into the care of an ambulance crew who, after further treatment, took him to hospital.