Hoylake RNLI hovercraft called out to Leasowe Bay

The Hoylake RNLI hovercraft was requested to launch by the UK Coastguard today at 1.39pm to reports of two adults, a child and a dog cut off by the incoming tide in Leasowe Bay off Moreton.

While the RNLI hovercraft ‘Hurley Spirit’ and her volunteer crew were launching, it was confirmed that the casualties had been able to make their own way ashore.

The hovercraft was stood down and made ready for service again.

A spokesperson for Hoylake RNLI said, “With many children returning to school in England on Monday, you may be planning on heading to the coast for exercise with your family this weekend.

“If you’re lucky enough to live near the coast, remember to follow government instructions and guidance, stay local, and #BeCoastSafe”

Hoylake RNLI also offered the following advice:

  • Always check the tides and weather
  • Keep an eye on your family and your surroundings
  • Carry a means of calling for help
  • In a coastal emergency dial 999 for the Coastguard

Image credit: Hoylake RNLI (Library photo)