Sep 12, 2017

Hovercraft launched to person cut off by incoming tide

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard following reports of a person with 2 dogs being cut off by the incoming tide in the Moreton shore area. The hovercraft launched and arrived on scene quickly, but the casualty had made their own way ashore and was met by Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team officers. The hovercraft was stood down and returned to station.

 

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