Recovery operation for man who went into the water at Glasson Dock

Rescuers continue to search for a man in what is being described as a '˜recovery operation' after he went into the water at Glasson Dock.

Thursday, 27th April 2017, 9:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:21 pm
Rescuers at the search for a man who went into the water at Glasson Dock gather at The Golden Ball, Snatchems. Picture: J Packham Photography.
Rescuers at the search for a man who went into the water at Glasson Dock gather at The Golden Ball, Snatchems. Picture: J Packham Photography.

Morecambe hovercraft, Fleetwood lifeboat and the coastguard have all been searching the shoreline from Sunderland Point since 5am today, Thursday, to find the man, who sparked a rescue operation at 2pm on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Morecambe’s RNLI lifeboat said: “We are searching the general area from Sunderland Point all along the coastline but this is now a recovery operation as the man is unlikely to have survived.

“We will continue to search until the Coastguard tells us to stop.”

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

A multi-agency operation was launched yesterday, Wednesday, for a despondent man who had gone into the water at The Stork, Condor Green.

Morecambe hovercraft, Fleetwood lifeboat and the Coastguard helicopter were all at the scene, said a spokesman for Morecambe lifeboat.

Police search adviser David Old said: “We got a report of a man who has entered the sea. He has walked in. “As a result we have had a co-ordinated search between Police and the Coastguard including the police helicopter and Coastguard helicopter, lifeboats and police assistance on the shore.”