Southport Lifeboat

Southport Lifeboat successfully recovered a missing man in Southport last night. 

The volunteers received the callout at 9.45pm last night. 

Crew on quad bikes were joined by Merseyside Police, Southport Coastguard and Crosby Coastguard in searching for the missing male in an area between Ainsdale and Formby. 

They said: “The quads entered the beach at Southport and quickly searched the tideline and foot of the sand dunes from Southport down as far as Lifeboat Road, Formby.

“The Inshore Lifeboat was also launched to help with a tideline search, before the casualty was spotted at the top of a sand dune by the Police Helicopter.

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“Merseyside Police and the Coastguard Rescue Teams helped escort the man from the beach and all units returned to station.

“Well done to all involved.”

It costs £60,000 to keep Southport Lifeboat functioning all year round. That is no mean task during ordinary times, let alone the extraordinary times we currently find ourselves in. 

The need for funding is even more pressing now since the famous Southport Lifeboat charity shop on Everton Road in Birkdale, has been told to stay shut during the coronavirus lockdown. 

Southport Lifeboat is funded entirely through public donations, and is independent of the RNLI.

There are other ways you can help the charity continue to save lives, including joining LifeboatLotto or online donations.

For more details about the emergency service, or if you would like to dominate, please visit their website:

http://www.southport-lifeboat.co.uk/

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