Oct 29, 2018
Dog and owner cut off by the tide rescued by Hovercraft
Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 11.01am after a person walking her dog had become stuck on a sandbank in Leasowe Bay, close to a groyne known locally as Barber's Folly. New Brighton RNLI lifeboat was also tasked as the crew were on a training exercise in the area at the time.
With the tide flooding in quickly, the hovercraft 'Hurley Spirit' launched immediately and arrived on scene just minutes later. The casualty and her dog were found on a small sandbank surrounded by rising water.
The pair were brought safely on board the hovercraft by the volunteer crew. Once the crew were satisfied that both the casualty and her dog were well, they were brought ashore and landed at Dove Point slipway in Meols to be met by waiting Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team officers.