Dec 22, 2017

Hovercraft tasked to multiple incidents in poor visibility

Hoylake hovercraft was tasked to 3 persons cut off by the tide on Middle Eye in the River Dee in poor visibility. The hovercraft launched and located the casualties within 15 minutes. While recovering the casualties on board, UK Coastguard tasked the hovercraft to another incident on the West Kirby Marine Lake wall, where 1 person and 2 dogs found themselves thigh deep in water. While en route to the second incident, it was communicated that the Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team had recovered the casualty and all was well. The hovercraft landed the 3 casualties from Middle Eye at Dee Lane to waiting Coastguard officers.


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When RNLI lifeboats are tasked to a rescue this is commonly referred to as a 'shout'.

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