RNLI New Brighton tasked to assist person in water at Crosby

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteer lifeboat crew were called by HM Coastguard at 10.37pm on Wednesday 24 May to a woman reported to be in the sea and in distress. The team was stood down prior to launching the lifeboat.

RNLI inshore lifeboat Charles Dibdin with tractor and on trailer outside the boathouse prepared for service

RNLI/Cherie Rowlands

RNLI inshore lifeboat outside the boathouse and prepared for service
RNLI lifeboat volunteers were tasked to the casualty who was thigh deep in water at Crosby beach.

The RNLI team was stood down at 10.42pm before lifeboat launch, as the woman had been recovered from the sea and was in the care of Merseyside Police.

RNLI lifeboat crew had returned from a training exercise around two hours before pagers sounded and inshore lifeboat Charles Dibdin was prepared for service.

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