Rescue teams race to free dog trapped between the rocks at New Brighton

Credit: Wirral Coastguard

Firefighters and the Coastguard were called out to a dog trapped in rocks near to the sea wall by New Brighton Marine Lake on Friday.

Crews were called to the beach around 7.10pm and found a beagle, named Molly, trapped between the rocks against the sea wall, between the beach and the marine lake.

It is believed Molly had fallen whilst out walking with its owner and another beagle dog.

It took rescue teams over an hour to free the dog as the tide was forecast to come in, which would have submerged the rocks the dog was trapped under.

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Credit: Wirral Coastguard

Station Manager Andy Blythe said: “There was a cavity under the rocks of approx. 6 foot which prevented Molly from climbing back out.

“The sea was at low water at the time of the incident occurring but a high spring tide was due in around midnight which would have submerged the rocks the dog was trapped under.

“Firefighters from Wallasey, Birkenhead and our Search and Rescue Team worked very hard alongside members of the Wirral and Flint Coastguard Teams to release Molly safely after approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes.

“Crews used a combination of hydraulic rescue equipment and manual tirfor winches to move rocks sufficiently to create space for a firefighter to reach down and retrieve Molly. She was reunited with its owner having suffered no injuries.”


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