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
Lifeboats News Release
- Date: 23/01/2016
Author: Bob Warwick
New Brighton’s lifeboat B-837 Charles Dibdin was launched at 11:15am at the request of HM Coastguard team to offer safety cover, while they tried to rescue a golden retriever from the Sandhills Islands Groyne, off from the Gunsight in Leasowe Bay.
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
4th, 23rd & 26th October 2015
New Brighton’s hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit has been called out three times this month to assist people have been cut off by the tide on the Wirral shore, two of these have involved dog walkers.
Last night’s incident could easily have ended in tragedy
Lifeboats News Release 14/05/2015
Two people with their dog were rescued by New Brighton lifeboat crew after they had been cut off by the incoming tide on the beach on the Harrison Drive side of the breakwater past New Brighton’s well know Clown statue.
Lifeboats News Release 11/05/2015
New Brighton lifeboat stations hovercraft was called into action today to assist an elderly gentleman who had fallen in the mud while walking towards his yacht moored off Rock Ferry Promenade.
Lifeboats News Release 08/04/2015
New Brighton’s lifeboat Atlantic 85 B-837 ‘Charles Dibdin’ plus RNLI Beach Lifeguard on a jetski were launched to a report from HM Coastguard of a dog and possible human in the water in the area off from ‘The Gunsight’ on the Leasowe shore.
Lifeboats News Release 26/01/2015
In the last two days New Brighton lifeboat stations hovercraft and rapid response lifeboat has been called out to assist walkers cut off by the incoming tide on the Wirral coast.