Jul 12, 2017

Inflatable dinghy run aground off Eastham

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard following reports that an inflatable dinghy with two persons on board had gotten into difficulties in the River Mersey off Eastham. The vessel had run aground after experiencing rudder failure. The hovercraft arrived on scene and both casualties, along with their craft, were brought on board before being transferred safely ashore at Tranmere. The casualties were met by Flint & Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team officers, who gave safety advice.

 

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