Hoylake RNLI launches to person cut off by tide near Leasowe Lighthouse

Hoylake RNLI hovercraft was requested to launch by the UK Coastguard at 5.36pmon Friday15 October to reports of a person cut off by the flooding tide near Leasowe Lighthouse. 

The relief hovercraft Samburgh and Hoylake’s volunteer crew launched and headed to the casualty’s reported location. Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team were on scene but could not reach the casualty.

Coastguard officers advised her to walk in the direction of Meols and not to try and enter the deep gutter, which was separating her from the shoreline.

The hovercraft soon arrived and brought the casualty on board. The crew checked she was okay, before proceeding to the steps near Dovepoint slipway.

On arrival, the casualty was handed over to Coastguard officers before the hovercraft returned to station to be washed down, refuelled and made ready for service again.

Image credit: RNLI/Hoylake

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