New Brighton RNLI launch to assist a person stranded on board a boat

Lifeboats News Release

New Brighton volunteer lifeboat crew were deployed on Sunday (5 January) to assist a person stranded on board a boat near to Tranmere small craft moorings.

RNLI/New Brighton

New Brighton crew locate person stranded on board
Volunteer Lifeboat crews were deployed by the UK Coastguard this morning (Sunday 5 January, 2020) to a boat near the Tranmere small craft moorings area.

The deployment followed a call to emergency services reporting that a person was trapped on board a boat and required evacuating.

New Brighton lifeboat crew launched and located the vessel where they assisted the person off the boat, administered casualty care and returned them back to shore where they were handed over to the Coastguard and North West Ambulance Service for further treatment.

Mark Greensmith, Deputy Launching Authority, New Brighton RNLI said: ‘Lifeboat crews were called to a person stranded on a vessel in the Tranmere area. Our crew launched and were able to locate the vessel and the person on board. They were transferred to the Lifeboat and given casualty care before being returned back to shore and handed into the care of the Coastguard. It was not known how long they had been on board the boat.’

Wirral Coastguard

RNLI Lifeboat crew meet up with Wirral Coastguard

RNLI/New Brighton

Crew back at the Lifeboat Station for debrief

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