Hoylake Lifeboat Station News
Dec 4, 2012
A joint service between Rhyl and Hoylake RNLI Lifeboats to recover windfarm service vessel with engine problems to Liverpool, details to follow.
Aug 25, 2012
A lone yatchsman requested help after getting into difficulty in the Approach to the River Mersey, Liverpool Coastguard requested the launch of Hoylake and New Brighton RNLI Lifeboats to assist, Hoylake RNLI Lifeboat took the casualty in tow, with New Brighton Lifeboat standing by. the vessel is currently under tow to safe moorings.
Jun 2, 2012
A 75ft Sunseeker motor cruiser anchored just off Brazil buoy in the entrance to the River Mersey called for assistance after an effort to raise its anchor failed. Fire Brigades Marine Fire 1 was first on scene and attempted to free the fouled anchor, this was also unsuccessful.
Mar 25, 2012
After being alerted by Liverpool Coastguard, Hoylake RNLI Lifeboat stations Tractor Alpha was dispatched to go to the assistance of a person on a quad bike. The broken down bike and its owner were discovered on the East Hoyle sand bank, with a fast flooding spring tide coming in.
The casualty and his bike were towed to the safety of Hoylake promenade, where waiting Coastguards spoke to the owner about the dangers of venturing out on the banks on the flood of a spring tide.
Feb 6, 2012
Hoylake Lifeboat Station became aware that 2 persons and a dog were lost in the estuary of the River Dee on a fast incoming tide in thick fog. West Kirby Lifeboat had already launched to search for the casualties as it was also getting dark. Initially Liverpool Coastguard requested Hoylake agricultural tractor Bravo take part in the search. The Coastguard was in touch with the casualties by mobile phone but a position could not be established.
West Kirby's launch and recovery vehicle, and Coastguard units from New Brighton and Hoylake were also involved in the search. Hoylake Lifeboat was requested to launch just as the two men were found floating in fog and darkness. Facing imminent death, they were pulled out of the water by the West Kirby crew. Both casualties were suffering from severe hypothermia and were taken ashore to a waiting ambulance. Hoylake Lifeboat was immediately stood down to await her next call. The West Kirby crew involved in the rescue received the Merseyside Police Chief Constable's Commendation for their actions.