Two hours later, it was found three miles along the coast from Southport at Birkdale. Fourteen of the sixteen crew had perished. Wikipedia recounts: The two survivors, Henry Robinson and John Jackson, were trapped under the boat after the capsize and only survived by freeing themselves, swimming out and clinging onto the keel of the boat, then walking miles back to their homes and raising the alarm. One of them had tried and failed to rescue other comrades who were still trapped under the boat. Amazingly, four other men from the Southport boat initially survived the disaster subsequently could not be saved.
A second lifeboat, Laura Janet from St Anne's, had been launched but that too was lost. It was found beached in the morning with three dead bodies hanging on the thwarts with their heads downwards. All thirteen crew members were lost. The disaster remains the worst suffered by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution with 27 dead. Remarkably, a third lifeboat from Lytham reached the Mexico and rescued all 12 crew. The memorial pictured below stands in Southport's Duke Street Cemetery.