Morecambe lifeboat rescues couple and dogs

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A COUPLE trapped by rising tides were rescued by Morecambe’s Lifeboat crew on Sunday.

The husband and wife, along with their two dogs, became stranded near Arnside at 11.20am. They called the coastguard and Morecambe’s inshore lifeboat was launched.

Chris Fisher, probationary lifeboat helmsman, said: “They had been walking their dogs along the beach when they realised the tide had risen rapidly in the hidden channels around them.

“Morecambe’s RNLI inshore lifeboat met up with the Arnside coastguard rescue jet ski who were assisting the two persons and their dogs. The casualties were transferred to the lifeboat for evacuation to waiting emergency services on the shore near Far Arnside, The couple and their dogs are safe and well looking forward to carrying on with their holiday.

“We encourage people to read sea safety notices and take extra care whilst walking on the sands as tides in the Morecambe Bay area can be dangerous especially on a high spring tide.”