Experienced swimmer caught by RIP current and trapped in groyne at New Brighton

The swimmer was trapped in the groyne further along to the right of this picture – lifeboat is returning to base after the beach based crew carried out the rescue.

At just after 9:00pm last night the pagers fired following a report that yells for help from a swimmer who was trapped in the groyne by the New Brighton lighthouse had been heard. Continue reading

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RNLI New Brighton hovercraft crew rescue two people and dog

Lifeboats News Release

  • Date: 06/06/2016

Last night at 9:30pm New Brighton hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit with crew of four responded to a request for assistance by two people and dog cut off by the incoming tide on a sandbank off from Leasowe Lighthouse on the Wirral coast.

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Public Access Lifesaving Defibrillator Installed at RNLI New Brighton Lifeboat Station

A yellow box has appeared attached to the wall of our Lifeboat Station next to the noticeboard – this contains a defibrillator for the use by anyone assisting with someone who has had a sudden cardiac arrest [ heart attack ] in the vacinity while awaiting the arrival of the emergency services.

Its easy to use – to access phone 999 explain where you are and they will give a code to access the box. Continue reading