Wirral rescue teams race to save person and two dogs cut off by the tide in storm force winds

Choppy west kirby today. Credit: RNLI

Wirral coastguard along with Flint Coastguard Rescue Team and West Kirby Lifeboat raced to a person cut off by the incoming tide near to Middle Eye in West Kirby.

The incident happened on Sunday at 2:21pm as storm force winds battered the area.

Luckily the person managed to make it to shore as rescue teams arrived on scene.

Wirral Coastgaurd said: “As the Coastguard Rescue Teams and Lifeboat arrived on scene and had commenced searching between Red Rocks and Dee Lane, information was received by Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre from the first informant that the person had now managed to make it safely ashore.

“It is important to check the tide times if you are thinking about going for a walk on the beach so you don’t get caught out!”

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

READ MORE: Garage roof collapses on top of cars in Wallasey as strong winds batter the region

Rescue teams warned yesterday to stay away from the coasts as the strong winds hit.

Wirral coastguard and New Brighton RNLI have warned members of the public to stay away from large waves and to avoid taking pictures.

Strong winds have battered Merseyside all day which has made dangerous conditions on coasts across the region.

Peak wind gusts of 61 mph were recorded which contributed to the collapse of a garage roof in Wallasey.

Winds are expected to ease overnight before the colder weather returns at the start of the new week.

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