Hoylake RNLI hovercraft was requested to launch by the UK Coastguard at 12.06pm today following reports that a dog walker was at risk of being cut off by the incoming tide off Meols.
The hovercraft ‘Hurley Spirit’ and her volunteer crew launched and headed to the casualties’ location near Dovepoint slipway. Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team was also in attendance.
The hovercraft arrived on scene and the RNLI crew spoke to the casualty, checking that she was okay and advising her of a safe route back to the promenade.
The casualty required no further assistance and was happy to make her own way ashore safely, where she was met by Coastguard officers. The hovercraft then returned to the lifeboat station.
Hoylake RNLI offered the following advise for anyone heading to the coast:
- Check weather, tides & safety signage
- Stay aware of your surroundings
- Carry a means of calling for help
- If you get into trouble in the water #FloatToLive
- In an emergency dial 999 for the Coastguard
Image credit: RNLI Hoylake
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