TWO people were rescued by Hoylake RNLI's hovercraft crew after their speedboat broke down near Runcorn Bridge.

The hovercraft was launched on Sunday afternoon following a report that the speedboat had run aground and become stranded due to the ebbing tide.

The crew helped make the vessel secure with an anchor and delivered the two people on board safely to the Liverpool Yacht Club slipway.

Hovercraft crew member Chris Green, said: "We're very happy with the outcome of this shout.

"The crew worked together as a team alongside the Coastguard to ensure both persons on board made it safely to land."