West Kirby RNLI responds to ‘Mayday’ call in Dee Estuary

Lifeboats News Release

West Kirby RNLI was called out by HM Coastguard following ‘Mayday’ call via VHF radio in the River Dee.

This afternoon following a call out to assist an injured female on Middle Eye, HM Coastguard requested for the volunteer crew to carry out a search within the Dee Estuary for any individuals or vessels in distress. West Kirby RNLI inshore lifeboat investigated the area on the eastside of the River Dee from Hilbre Island down to Thursaston Beach via West Kirby moorings, while HM Coastguard units performed a visual search along the shoreline. Following this thorough search no individual or vessel was spotted and no subsequent ‘Mayday’ calls had been heard. The volunteer crew was stood down and returned to shore.

Speaking following the call out, Andrew Brown, West Kirby RNLI Lifeboat Deputy Launch Authority said: ‘We are always happy to investigate any call and if you see someone in trouble, do not hesitate to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’

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