MULTIPLE coastguard teams attended an incident in Grange-over-Sands that turned out to be ‘a false alarm.’

Furness Coastguard were called out today (May 12) along with Arnside Coastguard after reports that two people were cut off by the tide.

Ulverston Inshore Rescue and Morecambe RLNI Hover Station were also requested to launch a hovercraft due to the ‘fast incoming tide.’

The coastguard reported that on arrival there was no sign of anyone cut off and a search was subsequently conducted by teams from Furness, searching the Grange side of the bay, Arnside Coastguard searching the Arnside coastline, along with a water search conducted by a coastguard jet ski, Morecambe Hovercraft, Morecambe Lifeboat and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 936.

A Furness Coastguard spokesman said: “After a thorough search of the area it was deemed to be a false alarm with good intent.

“We would like to thank the person who called this in for being vigilant and reporting it promptly to the correct emergency service which allowed an effective deployment of resources.

“Remember, if in danger around the coast, or you think someone else is, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”