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Flint Coastguard and RNLI Lifeboat called out to sinking jet ski near Saltney Ferry

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, May 29th, 2017.

Volunteers from HM Coastguard Flint and the Flint RNLI Lifeboat were called out to reports of a sinking jet ski on the River Dee.

The Coastguard rescue team received a call from the Holyhead Operations Centre just before 3pm today, Sunday May 29.

A mayday call had been received via the VHF radio emergency channel from a jet ski with one person onboard, near to Saltney Ferry footbridge.

While RNLI Flint launched their inshore lifeboat from the Dock Road slipway in Connah’s Quay, the jet ski was towed safely to shore in Saltney Ferry by another jet skier who was close by.

Once on scene, the Lifeboat crew took the jet ski under tow back to the Connah’s Quay slipway.

A Coastguard spokesman said:

Officers made their way to Connah’s Quay to receive casualty from the RNLI, all teams then helped with the recovery of the jet ski.

Good job  well done to everyone involved.

Its the second call out of the Bank Holiday weekend for Flint’s Coastguard rescue team, on Sunday officers were called to a medical emergency involving a person on board a vessel close to Rhyl Harbour.

Flint based Coastguard Rescue Team called to medical emergency in Rhyl


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