It was a busy day for Fleetwood RNLI lifeboat crews today (Sunday 2nd Feb).
At approximately 11am, a call was made by a member of the public to Liverpool Coastguard to report 2 people and a dog were cut off by the tide towards Knott End.
The Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) at Fleetwood RNLI then sent out a call to Fleetwood lifeboat volunteers to launch both the inshore and the all-weather lifeboats.
On further investigation by the local HM Coastguard teams at Knott End and Fleetwood, it came to light that it may have been a false alarm.
Fleetwood’s lifeboat crews were placed on stand-by while a thorough search of the area was made by the coastguard teams. Eventually, the lifeboat crew were stood down as the people concerned had made it safely back to shore.
Then, at 1pm, a further call was made to Liverpool Coastguard to report a kayaker in difficulty in the river. The inshore lifeboat was launched and the kayaker was found and escorted safely back to the beach.