West Kirby RNLI rescue 80 year old man with head injuries on Hilbre Island


Wirral coastguard and West Kirby RNLI teams were called out to reports of a person with head injuries on Hilbre Island.

The man had suffered head injuries to the back of the head during a fall at around 10:07pm on Wednesday night.

Local RNLI teams made the decision to extract the man from the area to receive medical attention.


West Kirby Lifeboat attended by using their Hagglund BV206 tracked vehicle to proceed to Hilbre Island to asses the casualty.

Following an assessment by Lifeboat Crew Medics, the decision was made to transport the casualty off the island back to Dee Lane car park via the Hagglund to a awaiting Ambulance and was transferred to hospital.


Wirral Coastguard said on their facebook page: “West Kirby Lifeboats Hagglund vehicle has assisted us at incidents a number of times and proves to be an extremely useful vehicle due to it’s off road capabilities”.

RNLI West Kirby Lifeboat Operations Manager, Dave Henshaw, said: “It was a very wise decision to call HM Coastguard.

“It could have been a simple laceration or it could be a more complicated head trauma. It is essential that any head injury is treated with utmost caution.”

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