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Byline: Volunteer crewman from the RNLI’s Barrow station, tonight, Wednesday 8th October 2014, responded to a request from Liverpool Coastguard for lifeboat assistance to a report of a person in the water in the North Walney Channel near to the slagbank, three mi
Page Content: The crew were paged at 8-22pm and the inshore lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth’ was launched at 8-30pm with crew Ben Jackson, Paul Wilcock and Adam Cleasby on board. The lifeboat made good progress to Jubilee bridge, but after that encountered shallow water which caused her to slow considerably to navigate alongside the Channelside promenade, even though the spring tide was flooding quite fast with a high water expected at 12-55am at a height of 10.1 metres.

Having arrived at the scene it was reported by the lifeboat that a casualty had been found by police officers on a mussel bed at the side of the channel and had not been in the water as original reports suggested. Ambulance paramedics were also on scene treating the casualty for injuries sustained. Also at the scene were members of Furness Coastguard Team who had been assisting in the search.

Due to poor radio reception in the area and because of the risks posed by the flooding tide, the lifeboat remained at the scene standing by to act as a radio relay link between the emergency services and the Liverpool Coastguard Rescue Co-ordination Centre. A helicopter was requested to attend and the casualty was flown to Preston Royal hospital for treatment.

The lifeboat crew was stood down at 9-45pm after all emergency staff and equipment was safely ashore. She then returned to the Roa Island station where she was washed off and made ready for the next incident by 10-40pm

Byline: Volunteer crewman from the RNLI’s Barrow station, tonight, Wednesday 8th October 2014, responded to a request from Liverpool Coastguard for lifeboat assistance to a report of a person in the water in the North Walney Channel near to the slagbank, three mi
Page Content: The crew were paged at 8-22pm and the inshore lifeboat ‘Vision of Tamworth’ was launched at 8-30pm with crew Ben Jackson, Paul Wilcock and Adam Cleasby on board. The lifeboat made good progress to Jubilee bridge, but after that encountered shallow water which caused her to slow considerably to navigate alongside the Channelside promenade, even though the spring tide was flooding quite fast with a high water expected at 12-55am at a height of 10.1 metres.

Having arrived at the scene it was reported by the lifeboat that a casualty had been found by police officers on a mussel bed at the side of the channel and had not been in the water as original reports suggested. Ambulance paramedics were also on scene treating the casualty for injuries sustained. Also at the scene were members of Furness Coastguard Team who had been assisting in the search.

Due to poor radio reception in the area and because of the risks posed by the flooding tide, the lifeboat remained at the scene standing by to act as a radio relay link between the emergency services and the Liverpool Coastguard Rescue Co-ordination Centre. A helicopter was requested to attend and the casualty was flown to Preston Royal hospital for treatment.

The lifeboat crew was stood down at 9-45pm after all emergency staff and equipment was safely ashore. She then returned to the Roa Island station where she was washed off and made ready for the next incident by 10-40pm