Safety on the Sands

New signs will warn of the dangers of Morecambe Bay sands

The Westmorland Gazette: New signs will warn of the dangers of Morecambe Bay sands

5:50pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

A GRANT of more than £2,000 has been earmarked for new coastal warning signs alerting people to the dangers of the peril- ous Morecambe Bay Sands.

Safety on the Sands campaign is having a positive effect

The Westmorland Gazette: A virtually deserted Bay this week as people heed the ‘safety’ message

9:30am Thursday 22nd August 2013

IT has been a quiet couple weeks for the Arnside Coastguard who have had a ‘bizarre’ turnaround on the number of alarm call-outs received.

Warnings over 'amateurish' fishing in Morecambe Bay

9:00am Thursday 8th August 2013

CONCERNS have arisen over ‘amateurish’ fishing taking place in Morecambe Bay, which could be putting lives at risk.

Safety on the Sands: 'Are the danger warning signs good enough?'

2:03pm Thursday 25th July 2013

FOUR weeks into The Westmorland Gazette’s Safety on the Sands campaign and people are still putting themselves in extreme danger by walking out unguided onto Morecambe Bay. Reporter STEPHANIE MANLEY went to find out whether warning signs could be part of the problem.

Hundreds enjoy their day on the Bay with guide Cedric Robinson

The Westmorland Gazette: Walkers on the Bay

5:14pm Thursday 18th July 2013

MASSES of people basked in the sunshine as they enjoyed the Morecambe Bay sands the safe way.

UNBELIEVABLE: Mum pushes buggy 'half way across estuary' as tide comes in - while three sheep die in quicksands

1:57pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

THE actions of a young mum - who pushed her toddler in a buggy 'half way across' the estuary at Arnside as the tide was coming in - have been described as 'unbelievable'.

Safety on the Sands campaign taken to the House of Commons

The Westmorland Gazette: Young people from Dallam School, Milnthorpe, and Queen Elizabeth's School, Kirkby Lonsdale, on a visit to HM Coastguard at Arnside. The students are pictured with Station officer Nigel Capstick and Coastguard Andrew Pringle

10:52am Thursday 11th July 2013

THE Westmorland Gazette’s drive to save lives on the sands has been taken to Parliament.

Safety on the Sands message goes out on posters and leaflets

The Westmorland Gazette: Gazette reporter Anna Clarke hands a copy of the poster to Elizabeth McGonagle at The Little Shop, Arnside

1:59pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

THOUSANDS of hard-hitting posters have gone out this week to launch The Westmorland Gazette ‘Safety on the Sands’ campaign.

Gazette campaign highlights the dangers of Morecambe Bay sands

The Westmorland Gazette: Mike Davis, training officer for Bay Search and Rescue, Queen’s Guide Cedric Robinson and Nigel Capstick, station officer for Arnside Coastguard, with a copy of The Westmorland Gazette Safety on the Sands poster

1:36pm Thursday 27th June 2013

THE Westmorland Gazette is today launching a campaign to heighten awareness of the dangers posed by the treacherous Morecambe Bay sands.

Getting free of quicksand is not easy

1:38pm Thursday 27th June 2013

IF you have looked at our horrific photographs of quicksand rescues and thought ‘I could get myself out of there’, you would be wrong.

Backing for the Gazette's Safety on the Sands campaign

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron

1:46pm Thursday 27th June 2013

There has been widespread support for the Gazette's campaign.

'Close call' for family stuck in Morecambe Bay sands

6:10pm Wednesday 14th March 2012

A FAMILY who got stuck in Arnside’s treacherous sands was lucky to escape alive, according to coastguards.

Comment: The dangers of Morecambe Bay's sands

1:21pm Thursday 28th June 2012

PAUL CALLAND, deputy station officer of the Bay Search and Rescue Team, warns that Morecambe Bay can be highly treacherous

Arnside beach shut over bank-holiday weekend

2:42pm Thursday 23rd August 2012

A section of Arnside beach is to be closed this weekend as a safety measure.

VIDEO: Teenage girl rescued after becoming stuck in Morecambe Bay sands

6:15pm Sunday 2nd June 2013

THE RLNI has issued a danger warning about Morecambe Bay sands after a teenage girl had to be rescued.

Couple and their dog rescued after getting stuck in Sandside quicksand

The Westmorland Gazette: Credit: Twitter: @LakesGolfBreaks

6:28pm Sunday 16th June 2013

A COUPLE and their dog have had to be pulled from the sands after getting into difficulties with an incoming tide.

Couple rescued after getting stuck in quicksand in Morecambe Bay

The Westmorland Gazette: Rescuers begin the delicate job of making their way out to the couple trapped at Sandside

10:00am Thursday 20th June 2013

A SECOND quicksand rescue in just two weeks has prompted a coastguard to warn ‘someone will die on the sands’.

Warning renewed after sheep dies in Morecambe Bay quicksand

11:17am Tuesday 4th June 2013

THE Coastguard has renewed a warning to people to stay off Morecambe Bay sands after a sheep died in quicksand at Meathop near Grange this morning.

Dog drowns after getting stranded on Morecambe Bay sands at Hest Bank

5:15pm Friday 4th January 2013

A DOG has drowned after getting into difficulty on the Morecambe Bay sands at Hest Bank.

Warning as more walkers get stuck in Morecambe Bay quicksand

The Westmorland Gazette: TRAINING: Practising a rescue

12:45pm Monday 26th July 2010

A DRAMATIC increase in the number of walkers getting caught up in quicksand has prompted a “stay off the beach” coastguard warning.

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