Rescue helicopter takes part in exercise with West Kirby lifeboat

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The crew of West Kirby lifeboat took part in a training exercise this morning with the coastguard’s new search and rescue helicopter.

Early morning walkers at the marine lake watched as the distinctive red and white Sikorsky Rescue 936 helicopter joined the exercise off the Wirral coast just after 9am.

The exercise also involved the crew of the Flint Lifeboat.

Rescue 936 helicopter
Rescue 936 helicopter

The new the civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was launched at Caernarfon Airport in July last year.  The new service replaced the iconic yellow Sea King helicopter.

Lifeboat crew take part in exercise
Lifeboat crew take part in exercise

 

 

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