West Kirby RNLI in night jetski rescue

At around 1:30am this morning, the West Kirby Lifeboat Volunteer Crew were tasked to assist two people trapped on a boat.

The volunteers were paged to go to the assistance of two people trapped on a boat after losing their jetski and the lifeboat crew launched just 12 minutes later.

The West Kirby Lifeboat ‘Seahorse’ was soon alongside the casualties at Thurstaston moorings. The crew returned the casualties to West Kirby Lifeboat Shore Crew and relaunched to find the Jetski.

This jetski was soon located in the River Dee off Heswall and was towed back to Sandy Lane Slip.

Speaking following the call out, Gary Price, West Kirby RNLI Lifeboat Deputy Launch Authority said, “This incident could have had a more troubling outcome but for the casualties quick thinking, calling 999 for the Coastguard when they realised they were in danger and West Kirby RNLI lifeboat ‘Seahorse’ provided a quick response.

“Getting cut off by the tide can be a frightening experience and we would remind individuals to check the tidal information. If you see someone in trouble, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

Image: RNLI West Kirby

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