Rescue teams pull woman with ‘multiple injuries’ from the River Mersey in dramatic rescue

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Wirral Coastguard on scene

Rescue teams pulled a woman from the River Mersey who was suffering from hypothermia and multiple injuries.

Wirral coastguard said on their facebook page that they were called out to reports of a woman stuck in the mud near to Woodside Ferry Terminal today at around 5:25pm

However, it soon became clear through an update by Merseyside fire and rescue service that the person was in fact in the water and not stuck in the mud.

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Woman transported to pierhead. Credit: Wirral Coastgaurd

Marine Fire One deployed an inflatable sled into the water to rescue the woman and transport them back to their base at the Pier Head, Liverpool.

She was suffering from multiple injuries and hypothermia and was later transported to hospital.

Wirral Coastgauard said: “Once at the Pier Head, the team liaised with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police and awaited the arrival of North West Ambulance Service to asses the person who was suffering from multiple injuries and hypothermia who was later transported to hospital.

“If you see someone in difficulty on the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard”.

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