Hoylake RNLI rescue man and two dogs cut off by the tide on Wirral coast

Wirral Coastguard and Hoylake RNLI rushed to a man and his two dogs that were stranded after being cut off by the tide.

The incident happened between Dovepoint and Barbers Folly in Meols at 11:40am on Thursday.

Coastguard teams were on scene within minutes of the 999 call being received and managed to established a visual on the casualty.

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Hoylake RNLI’s Hovercraft was tasked and quickly arrived on scene to rescue the man and his dogs.

They were then transported to awaiting Coastguard Rescue Officers at Dovepoint who were able to offer some valuable safety advice.

Wirral Coastguard said on their facebook page “If you are going out for a walk on the beach, it is important to check the tide times before you set off.

“If you do get caught out or you see someone in difficulty, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

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