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Lifeboat crew rescues stranded porpoise with hovercraft

Rescuers with the porpoise which became stranded on the Wirral Credit: RNLI

A stranded porpoise has been rescued after getting stranded on the Wirral coast.

During a routine Hovercraft exercise, a volunteer crew from RNLI Hoylake received reports of a beached porpoise off Meols.

Teams from the RNLI, UK Coastguard and the British Divers Marine Life Rescue turned out to assist the porpoise and return it to the water safely.