Woman trapped in mud rescued and police enter the water to save man in TWO separate incidents in New Brighton

Police on scene as man is cut off by the tide. Credit: Wirral Coastguard

RNLI teams abandoned a training exercise to race to a man trapped in the mud in New Brighton.

The man was pulled to safety by the rescue team before coastguard services arrived on scene.

The incident took place at around 1pm this afternoon near the black pearl.

Wirral coastguard said: “Team tasked by HM Coastguard to a person stuck in the mud near to the Black Pearl Pirate Ship in New Brighton.

“Crosby Coastguard Rescue Team were also tasked to the incident.

“Both teams were stood down on route to the incident as the person was assisted out of the mud and to safety by New Brighton Lifeboat Crew who were training in the area.”

Just a few hours later at 4pm another incident took place in New Brighton

A person was seen reportedly entering the water off Harrison Drive in New Brighton.

Merseyside Police Officers entered the water to get the person back to the beach, they were then taken to hospital by ambulance.

Wirral Coastguard said: “The person was assisted to the promenade by Coastguard Rescue Officers, Firefighters and Police Officers where casualty care was administered along with North West Ambulance Service Paramedics until the arrival of an ambulance to transport the person to hospital.

“Marine Fire One and New Brighton Lifeboat were tasked to the incident but stood down on route.

“The National Police Air Service (NPAS) Helicopter also attended.

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

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