The deployment followed a call to emergency services reporting that persons may be in difficulty on board an upturned kayak.
New Brighton lifeboat crew launched along with Wirral Coastguard and conducted a search of the Otterspool and Tranmere areas where they located a large three metre long log floating in the river.
Shout 📟 2:31pm 12/01/2020
Crew launched to a report of persons stranded on a kayak near to #Otterspool turned out to be a 3 metre long log! Full story on the link https://t.co/pR72Cy4nQt@RNLI #Lifeboats #Volunteers #Rescue pic.twitter.com/sMEh0UePgD
— RNLI New Brighton (@RNLINewBrighton) January 13, 2020
Jay Hennessey, Helm, New Brighton RNLI said: ‘The lifeboat was deployed to the Otterspool area where we located a large three metre long log floating in the river. We thank the concerned member of the public who reported the incident and understand how the item could be easily mistaken.’
Lifeboat crews then passed the location of the log over to the relevant authorities for arrangements to be made to remove the debris from the river and alert other vessels in the area to the hazard.
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