Police officers put own lives at risk to save man in danger in Ulverston



Last night, emergency crews came to the aid of a man in danger in Ulverston.


Furness Coastguard team were paged at 23:29 on Friday 18th May 2018, to reports of a person cut off by the tide at Canal Foot in Ulverston.

Cumbria Police were reassuring the person whilst awaiting the arrival of the rescue crews. 

Ulverston Inshore Rescue and Arnside & South Lakes Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to assist in the rescue.

Due to the fast incoming tide, the person was quickly neck deep in water. 

Police officers dived into the water and helped the person ashore.

Barrow Police said via their Twitter account: "Fantastic display of courage and teamwork tonight as officers from Unit 1 rescued a man suffering a mental health crisis from the rising tide near Canal Foot, Ulverston. #NotJustCrime #Teamwork #MentalHealthAwareness"

Furness Coastguard are on-call to respond to any Emergencies around the coast or on the beach 24/7. Please dial 999 if in any danger around the coast and ask for the COASTGUARD.

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