A person has been airlifted to hospital after a rescue mission was launched to help a Kayaker in West Kirby.

Wirral Coastguard Rescue team and lifeboats from RNLI stations at West Kirby, Hoylake and Flint were all called into action alongside a rescue helicopter shortly before 4pm yesterday (Saturday, June 12), following a call by Holyhead MRCC to search for a Kayaker in difficulty in water close to West Kirby.

Flint Coastguard Rescue team said: "On scene, a search of River Dee was conducted from land, air and sea.

"A person was located by the crew of Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 936 when winched up and flown to Aintree Hospital.

"As result, both ourselves and Wirral CRT were diverted to Aintree Hospital to set up a helicopter landing site.

"Once this was completed we were stood down."

It is not yet clear what the current condition of the rescued Kayaker is.