Six rescued from water by Hoylake RNLI as hot weather sparks rise in call-outs
1 year ago
When a group of adults and children found themselves waist deep in water in Leasowe Bay on Wednesday 11 August, a rescue effort between Hoylake RNLI and the coastguard was launched.
Fortunately they were all okay and required no medical attention, so the hovercraft flew the group back towards Meols and passed them ashore safely to Coastguard officers. With nobody else in difficulty, the hovercraft stood down and returned to the lifeboat station.
The incident follows another rescue by the RNLI hovercraft the previous evening when two young people had also been cut off by the flooding tide in the same location.
Hoylake RNLI volunteer hovercraft commander James Whiteley said:
“The incidents this week highlight the real dangers around our coast, where fast flooding tides can quickly catch people out and cut them off from the shore. We hope everyone can enjoy a beach visit safely but with more hot weather and big tides on the way, we urge everyone to check and understand tide times and heights. If you’re heading out, know your route to safety and always carry a means of calling for help.”