HM Coastguard Lytham called out today in Arctic conditions!!

In all weathers these brave volunteers attend a call out.

Their official statement from earlier today –

❗Emergency call out❗(February 8)

We were called out at 13.14 this afternoon to reports of a mayday from a vessel reporting they had an engine fire.

Ourselves and HM Coastguard Fleetwood were tasked and searched the coastline of Blackpool, however no vessel was located. It was determined that the signal came from inland so we were stood down.

RNLI Blackpool were also tasked & a Coastguard Rescue Helicopter (Rescue 936) were diverted from training and also assisted with the search.

If you see a coastal emergency on the coast, dial 9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣ and ask for the Coastguard!🚨

999Coastguard #AlwaysOnCall

Thank you HM COASTGUARD LYTHAM, stay safe 💙

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