''Until that person comes forward and tells us exactly how many cock-lers were there, we just don't know.'' RNLI rescue hover craft
commander Harry Roberts said: ''It is the worst tragedy I have come across in my time with the RNLI.''
HOT SEAT: Retiring New Brighton lifeboat helmsman Graham Lowe is to join the hover craft
Plans have been submitted to Wirral Council for permission to house the hover craft
in a temporary building at the end of the resort's promenade, about a mile from the current lifeboat station.
The eight-page bill says the ban would include public vehicles, aircraft, ships and hover craft
-- even ships entering Liverpool city's water boundaries.
A H001 prototype hover craft
had been brought from the RNLI's headquarters in Poole, Dorset, by inspectors who were examining different possible launch sites across the North West.
MERSEYSIDE'S first life-saving hover craft
was launched today in New Brighton.
The Morecambe lifeboat and hover craft
lifted them to safety.
Through an associate company, it can also include rally kart racing, hover craft
driving and helicopter trips over the 550-acre park.
A helicopter and an inshore rescue hover craft
were launched,no doubt at a cost of many thousands of pounds.
``I'mnot odd in the way that I go home, sit in a little train and get all my toast delivered on a hover craft
and live in a dome in the woods and drink the tears of tiny weasels,''he smiles.``I'mnot that sort of odd.
They made a 999 call from a mobile phone and a major rescue operation was launched,involving an RNLI lifeboat and hover craft
and coast guard search teams.
WHEN boat designer Christopher Cockerell patented the hover craft
in 1955,many thought the 21st century had arrived early.