Hoylake RNLI called out to rescue person trapped in mud last night

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Credit: RNLI

Hoylake RNLI were called out to a person trapped in mud near  the mouth of the River Dee last night.

The person got into difficulty at the RSPB Nature Reserve near the Point of Air, the coastguard requested the assistance of Hoylake hovercraft around 8:43pm.

The hovercraft reached the location at 9.05pm but the Coastguard rescue units already on scene were able to rescue the man from the mud without assistance.

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The Hoylake hovercraft pilot said “The many hours our crew have spent in training on the hovercraft in recent months are now paying off.

The rescue was facilitated by excellent communications between the Coastguard and RNLI units throughout the operation.”

The hovercraft was stood down by the Coastguard at 9.18 pm and returned to Hoylake to be washed down, refuelled and made ready for service by 10.00pm.

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