West Kirby RNLI launched to reports of a capsized dinghy

Lifeboats News Release

West Kirby RNLI was tasked by HM Coastguard following reports of a capsized dinghy between Mostyn and Greenfield on the Welsh side of the River Dee.

West Kirby RNLI Lifeboat returning to shore

RNLI/David Edwards

At 12:40pm the volunteer crew of West Kirby RNLI Lifeboat were tasked to check for casualties in the vicinity of the semi-submerged vessel. Within 11 minutes ‘Seahorse’ West Kirby RNLI's inshore lifeboat reached the reported area and were able to ascertain that there were no people nearby to the stricken vessel. A further search of the area towards Mostyn was carried out so as to check for any potential debris from the vessel that could have become dislodged. Having concluded that the area was free of debris, West Kirby RNLI transferred the vessel to the awaiting HM Coastguard unit at Greenfield's Dock.

Speaking following the call out, Richard Diamond, West Kirby RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager 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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