May 10, 2018

Hovercraft tasked to incident at Runcorn Bridge

At 3.17am, Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to an incident on the old Runcorn Bridge. Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were on scene, with Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team and Flint Coastguard Rescue Team also tasked to assist. The hovercraft was stood down shortly before launching when the incident was resolved.

 

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

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