Dec 29, 2007

Launch in force 10 storm to reported man overboard

Liverpool Coastguard requested the launch of Hoylake Lifeboat to assist in a search in the River Mersey. The Lifeboat launched into a North Westerly force 10 storm, driving rain and severely reduced visibility.

Hoylake Lifeboat sped towards the River Mersey to assist New Brighton Lifeboat and Merseyside Fire and Rescue's Marine Fire 1 in the search for a reported man overboard from a yacht at Bromborough. The incident turned out to be a false alarm with good intent and all 3 units were stood down. The RNLI lifeboats returned to station.

 

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

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