VIDEO: Trapped teenagers rescued by New Brighton RNLI after being cut off by dangerous tide

Rescue crew on return to lifeboat station. CREDIT: RNLI/BOB WARWICK

Rescue crew on return to lifeboat station. CREDIT: RNLI/BOB WARWICK

Two teenagers and a dog had to be dramatically rescued by a lifeboat crew after being cut off by the tide in New Brighton on Thursday.

New Brighton lifeboat was launched at 5.15pm and were assisted by Merseyside Marine Fire & Rescue, with crew members from Hoylake lifeboat also attending the rescue.

The lifeboat crew reached the area close to the casualties within a couple of minutes from launch and immediately waded out in chest deep water to the two people and a dog.

The trapped teenagers were described as feeling the cold due to the waters low temperatures.

VIDEO: Watch the dramatic rescue on our facebook page here.

Crewmen Matt Gill and Matt Fossett wade out to casualties. CREDIT: RNLI?BOB WARWICK

Crewmen Matt Gill and Matt Fossett wade out to casualties. CREDIT: RNLI/BOB WARWICK

Graham Sale, lifeboat operations manager at RNLI New Brighton, said “This was a good example of a multi-agency operation in response to what could have had a very serious outcome.

“We have had several incidents this year to people cut off by the tide while walking their dogs. Its imperative that people know the tide times and movements in this area as the tide sweeps in rapidly along the many channels quickly cutting people off from the shore”.

The teens and the dog were unharmed and were assessed by onshore medical teams.

WATCH the video on our facebook page here

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