Four people rescued in a day of dramatic coastguard call-outs on Wirral


Two separate incidents took place on West Kirby beach on Friday.

Three people were cut off on Little Eye and a woman was reported to be in the water.

Wirral Coastguard and Holyoke RNLI teams were first called out to rescue three people cut off by the incoming tide on Middle Eye in West Kirby.

The RNLI hovercraft was deployed to rescue the people cut off, they were then transported back to safety to the car park near West Kirby beach.

The rescue was also made more difficult as thick fog reduced visibility across the area.

The three people rescued were given safety advice and a welfare check made to ensure no medical assistance was required.

Wirral Coastguard said: “If you are going out for a walk on the beach or to Hilbre Island, don’t forget to check tide times before you set off so you don’t get caught out and if you do get into trouble, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard”.

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During this incident, Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team were called out immediately following a 999 call to a female and a dog in the water near to West Kirby Marine Lake.

The woman and the dog were in the water unable to exit the water up the rocks unaided due to suffering from arthritis.

Two Coastguard Rescue Officers wearing water rescue protective equipment accessed the rocks and the water to carry out a rescue of the dog and it’s owner.

Once safely ashore, both the lady and her dog were checked over to ensure that they did not require any medical attention.

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