Posted: Mon 1st Feb 2021

Flint rescue team called to assist with two people stuck in mud on Wirral side of River Dee

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Feb 1st, 2021

Volunteers from HM Coastguard Flint were called out this afternoon to assist with the rescue of two people stuck in mud on the Wirral side of the River Dee.

The team were scrambled just before 12.45pm to join colleagues from Wirral Coastguard following reports that two people were stuck at the base of a cliff near Dee Sailing Club in Thurstaston.

A Coastguard spokesperson said, “On scene, Coastguard Rescue Mud Technicians got kitted up to make their way to the casualties, along with Hoylake Hovercraft and Fire & Rescue.”

“Shortly after, the first casualty was freed but the second casualty had injured their leg and would take the careful efforts from Rescue Crews to free without causing further pain or injury to the casualty.”

“Thanks to the excellent efforts of everyone involved, the second casualty was freed and both casualties were then transported by Hovercraft to the Dee Sailing Club slipway and transferred to paramedics.”

“With this information, Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre were happy for Flint Team to stand down and return to station.”

On Sunday the Flint based team were tasked to investigate a report of fishing nets at Point of Ayr on Talacre Beach.

A fishing boat with three crew members on board has been missing since the middle of last week.

Despite the best efforts of rescuers, Nicola Faith remains missing after it left Conwy on Wednesday to go fishing and was due back at midnight but failed to return.

A major search for the vessel and her crew, who have been named as Alan Minard, Ross Ballantine and skipper Carl McGrath, got underway on Thursday, with seven lifeboats and coastguard aircraft involved.

The search operation was called off on Friday afternoon “pending further information.”

 

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