Joggers rescued after being cut off by Hilbre Island tide

Hilbre Island

RNLI West Kirby were called out to two joggers stuck on Hilbre Island this morning.

The joggers had been cut off by the by the tide at around 9:30am, they phoned 999 which resulted in a rescue operation being launched.

The RNLI eventually located and rescued the joggers and were returned to shore wet and cold.

The casualties were then taken to the Lifeboat station where they were warmed up and given first aid for minor injuries by the crew.

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A spokesman for the Coastguard said: “We had two people on Hilbre Island, and we sent a lifeboat to help get them off.

“They had gone for a run before being trapped by the tide.”

“The two people made a 999 call, and the lifeboat was sent. The Coastguard rescue team also went out to assist.”

“The men were not injured but just slightly cold, now they are safe and well.”

“Hilbre Island is cut off by the tide twice each day, we recommend leaving the island at least 3.5 hours before high tide”.