Latest ILB Launch
17th Oct 2020
Latest ALB Launch
03rd Oct 2020
All Launches 2020
2020 Total Launches 52
2020 Total ILB Launches 33
2020 Total ALB Launches 19
DATE TIME BOAT TASK
05/01/2020 09:26 ILB Vehicle in the mud at Knott End
22/01/2020 13:11 ALB
23/01/2020 20:38 ALB
23/01/2020 20:38 ILB
02/02/2020 14:02 ILB
13/02/2020 17:40 ILB Report of surfer in difficulties.
13/02/2020 17:42 ALB Report of surfer in difficulties.
10/03/2020 20:23 ILB Person in distress.
25/04/2020 17:17 ILB Broken down boat.
25/04/2020 17:17 ALB Broken down boat.
22/05/2020 05:25 ALB Yatch in distress.
22/05/2020 14:10 ILB Boat aground in dock channel.
23/05/2020 10:28 ALB Boat aground in dock channel.
23/05/2020 10:28 ILB Boat aground in dock channel.
23/05/2020 11:40 ALB Boat aground at Knott End.
23/05/2020 11:40 ILB Boat aground at Knott End.
24/05/2020 09:38 ILB Person in the water.
24/05/2020 09:47 ALB Person in the water.
28/05/2020 16:14 ALB Broken down speed boat.
28/05/2020 16:21 ILB Broken down speed boat.
30/05/2020 14:58 ILB Persons cut off by tide.
30/05/2020 15:02 ALB Persons cut off by tide.
31/05/2020 07:49 ALB Fishing boat in distress.
31/05/2020 07:49 ILB Fishing boat in distress.
31/05/2020 16:32 ILB Launch cancelled.
04/06/2020 12:36 ILB Broken down jet ski.
04/06/2020 18:43 ILB Launch cancelled.
24/06/2020 11:42 ILB Launch cancelled.
24/06/2020 18:00 ILB
25/06/2020 13:13 ILB
25/06/2020 13:23 ILB
25/06/2020 18:49 ILB Launch cancelled.
26/07/2020 13:16 ILB Jet Ski in difficulties.
29/07/2020 16:57 ILB Report of persons cut off by tide.
29/07/2020 19:15 ALB
29/07/2020 19:16 ALB
29/07/2020 21:38 ILB Kayaker in difficulties.
29/07/2020 21:45 ALB Kayaker in difficulties.
02/08/2020 14:51 ILB Kayaker in difficulties.
15/08/2020 07:22 ALB Medivac from support ship.
15/08/2020 18:29 ILB Report of persons cut off by tide.
17/08/2020 06:10 ALB Taken over tow from Lytham
Lifeboat broken down boat.
20/08/2020 01:48 ALB Search for a missing person.
15/09/2020 12:40 ILB Broken down Jet Ski.
16/09/2020 12:58 ILB Drifting rib with engine difficulties.
16/09/2020 13:02 ALB Drifting rib with engine difficulties.
16/09/2020 14:02 ALB Rescued a dog drifting out to sea.
19/09/2020 14:11 ILB Kite surfer in difficulties.
19/09/2020 16:09 ILB Launch cancelled.
03/10/2020 11:34 ILB Investigate Yacht aground in river.
03/10/2020 11:38 ALB Investigate Yacht aground in river.
17/10/2020 09:39 ILB Persons cut off by tide.
Please note in most cases due to R.N.L.I. operational procedures and guidelines this page is updated 24 hours after the latest launch. Updates on the Information about the latest callouts can sometimes be upto 48 hours after the callout due to the nature of the callout.
Callout 17th October 2020
Our in-shore lifeboat, D-719, launched at 9:39am on Saturday 17th October to rescue a bait digger who had miscalculated one of the highest Spring tides of the year and needed rescuing urgently.
The inshore lifeboat Mary Elizabeth Barnes quickly made its way to the scene, several hundred yards from Marine Hall, Fleetwood, with only water between the casualty and the shore.
By the time the volunteer crew reached him, he was chest deep in water and struggling to stay upright.
Helmsman and station mechanic, Daryl Randles said: ‘the casualty was sensible and experienced enough to anchor himself to the sea bed and not risk falling into a deep gully. He was obviously cold and wet when we picked him up, but he soon warmed up with a hot shower back at the station. He was very lucky in the end, the outcome could have been so different. But it does show you that even the most experienced can get into trouble. I think he was relieved when we picked him up’.