Aug 21, 2018

Hovercraft launched to person reportedly in difficulty at Formby Point

At 10:51pm, Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of a person reported to be in difficulty in the vicinity of Formby Point. New Brighton Lifeboat and Southport Offshore Rescue were also tasked. The hovercraft launched and proceeded to the scene but was stood down en route, as the casualty had been recovered by Merseyside Police.

 

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