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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Lost Leasowe Bay Paddle Boarders Rescued After Struggle at Sea

After being washed out to sea, four paddle boarders were recovered by lifeboat personnel.

The boarders required assistance after being caught in an offshore wind and an ebbing tide in Leasowe Bay, off the Wirral, at about 12:50 BST on Sunday, according to the RNLI.

The crew had “rafted themselves together using their paddles and safety leashes,” according to a spokeswoman for the Hoylake RNLI.

Chris Williams, the commander of the hovercraft, claimed the crew was “fortunate.”

He claimed the threat was discovered while Hoylake’s volunteers were having a fundraiser vehicle wash at their lifeboat station.

He stated that a lifeguard on a water bike had seen the paddle boarders around 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) offshore and had stayed with them.

The group was examined and no medical treatment was required.

“Lucky that the alarm was raised in time, because the circumstances would have taken the group further out to sea,” Mr Williams added.

Those wanting to utilize a paddle board at sea should constantly check the weather forecast.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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