Lifeboat crews warn of dangers as family pulled from mud

A family has had a narrow escape after being rescued from the mud in Morecambe bay.

Lifeboat crews were scrambled to the bay just off Ocean Edge Caravan Park this morning.

They found a family of four stuck in the mud and with Coastguard teams helped them reach safety.

A short time later crews were sent to warn a couple of the danger they were in as they walked their dog some distance from the shore.

We don’t want to put people off from enjoying our Bay but ask that they respect the water by checking the times of the tides and keeping to the designated beaches. If it looks muddy then it probably is; making it dangerous to walk on and so should be avoided. Similarly, we would advise people to remain close to the shore. The tide comes in very quickly. Not only is it easy to get cut off; if you get stuck, the further out you are, the harder it is to rescue you.

– Volunteer Deputy Launching Authority, Harry Roberts MBE,