Hoylake Lifeboat Station News

Nov 23, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 2.15pm after being requested by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service & the North West Ambulance Service HART Team to assist with a 27ft yacht that had run aground on an ebbing tide.


Oct 29, 2018

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.

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Oct 20, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked at 11.53am to three jet skis that had run aground in the River Mersey close to the Silver Jubilee Bridge at Runcorn. One of the riders had reportedly been injured when he was thrown from his jet ski on impact.

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Oct 17, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 12.35pm following reports of a person requiring medical assistance on Middle Eye in the Dee Estuary. The casualty was part of a walking party of around 30 people that had been making its way to Hilbre Island.

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Oct 3, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to assist with a multi-agency search for a person reported missing off the North Wirral coast.


Sep 29, 2018

At 7.09pm, UK Coastguard requested that Hoylake's Shannon class lifeboat 'Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood' launch and take over the tow of a casualty from Rhyl Lifeboat. The vessel in distress was a 24ft power boat with 3 persons on board that had launched from Widnes.

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Sep 12, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft 'Hurley Spirit' was tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of two people in difficulty in soft sand off the Derby Pool.


Aug 31, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 9.56pm to reports of four people stuck in the mud off Manor Groyne, Wallasey.


Aug 21, 2018

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.


Aug 21, 2018

Shortly after midnight, Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by the UK Coastguard to two casualties who were stranded in a small inflatable dinghy in the Dee Estuary. The hovercraft launched at 12:13am and arrived on scene approximately 150m offshore from Sally's Cottage shortly afterwards.

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Aug 13, 2018

At 4:57am Hoylake Lifeboat was brought to immediate readiness when a gas alarm sounded on an offshore gas installation. However, the lifeboat was stood down by the Coastguard shortly afterwards when the situation was resolved.


Aug 12, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft launched on service after being tasked by UK Coastguard to two quad bikers stuck in the mud on Crosby beach, near to the Coastguard Station.


Aug 5, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 4:35am to reports of a person in the water at Dove Point in Meols.


Aug 2, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by the UK Coastguard to assist a person stuck in the mud in Leasowe Bay, offshore from Leasowe Castle. The man had been walking on the beach when he got into difficulty.

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Jul 30, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard at 9.05pm to reports of a person stuck in the mud off Crosby.


Jul 25, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to 2 people at risk of being cut off by the incoming tide on a sandbank off Hightown.


Jul 23, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of 9 people at risk of being cut off by the incoming tide at Hightown.


Jul 1, 2018

UK Coastguard tasked Hoylake Lifeboat to assist a speed boat in the surf line off Meols with two persons reported to be in the water.


Jun 25, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of a person stuck in the mud off Crosby.


Jun 24, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was requested to launch by UK Coastguard to reports of 3 people swimming in the incoming tide off Dove Point, Meols.


Jun 10, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of two casualties and a dog cut off by the tide on a sandbank in Leasowe Bay.


Jun 5, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft launched at the request of UK Coastguard to reports of a person up to their waist in water in Leasowe Bay. On arrival on scene, the reported casualty was found to be a fisherman using nets. The incident was a false alarm with good intent and the hovercraft stood down.

 


Jun 3, 2018

While taking part in a multi-agency mud rescue exercise with Crosby and Southport Coastguard rescue teams, Hoylake Hovercraft and the Coastguard teams were tasked to a person who had become stuck in the mud on Crosby beach.


Jun 3, 2018

While taking part in a multi-agency mud rescue exercise with Crosby and Southport Coastguard rescue teams, Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked to reports of a dog that had become stuck on an embankment by the Derby Pool pub.

 


May 28, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to reports of four casualties off Leasowe.


May 20, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked to a casualty who had entered the water approximately 3/4 mile offshore at Leasowe.


May 10, 2018

At 3.17am, Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to an incident on the old Runcorn Bridge.


May 7, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard following reports of 4 casualties cut off by the tide on Ainsdale Beach. However, the casualties were recovered by RNLI Lifeguards shortly afterwards and the hovercraft returned to station.

 


May 6, 2018

At 1:01pm Hoylake Lifeboat was brought to immediate readiness when a gas alarm sounded on an offshore gas installation. The lifeboat was prepared for launch and was moved onto the slipway before eventually being stood down by the Coastguard.


May 6, 2018

At 10:22am Hoylake Lifeboat was brought to immediate readiness when a gas alarm sounded on an offshore gas installation. The lifeboat was prepared for launch and was moved onto the slipway before eventually being stood down by the Coastguard.


May 4, 2018

Hoylake Lifeboat was brought to immediate readiness when a gas alarm sounded on an offshore gas installation. The lifeboat was prepared for launch and was moved onto the slipway before eventually being stood down by the Coastguard.


Apr 8, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was requested by UK Coastguard to launch to 3 casualties cut off by the tide on Formby bank.


Mar 30, 2018

At 16.59, UK Coastguard requested that Hoylake Hovercraft launch following reports of an unidentified object off Liverpool Airport.


Mar 26, 2018

Hoylake Hovercraft was tasked by UK Coastguard to participate in a joint agency search after reports from a member of the public concerned about a person seen walking towards the sea.


 

 

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