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 been helped ashore by a member of the public and was met by Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team officers. The hovercraft was stood down and returned to station.

 

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