COASTGUARD teams were alerted after a group of people appeared to be in danger in Walney Channel.

Furness Coastguard was paged at 1.16 pm on Wednesday, August 3, after a member of the public called the Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Holyhead.

The concerned onlooker had noticed three young people that appeared to be cut off by the tide along the slag banks in the channel, and alerted MRCC to the danger.

A social media update from Furness Coastguard said:

"Once on scene a search of the shoreline was conducted with nothing seen, satisfied the group had made their own way off the channel side the team were stood down.

"We would like to thank the first information for calling this in and remaining vigilant.

"If in danger around the coast, or one of the four main navigable lakes, Coniston, Windermere, Ullswater, or Derwentwater call 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

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