A member of the public rescued a child that was blown out to sea on a inflatable dingy off the Merseyside coast.
New Brighton RNLI were called out to reports of a child child drifting out to sea on a green inflatable dingy at 5pm on Saturday.
Once on scene at Formby beach it was discovered that a member of the public had rescued the child from drifting further out to sea.
Crews went ashore to provide first aid treatment and after being checked over by North West Ambulance Service it was decided that assistance was no longer required.
New Brighton RNLI told Wirral Weather: “Volunteers tasked again at 5:03pm by UK Coastguard to a report of a child drifting out to sea on a green inflatable dingy. Formby beach.
“Lifeboat arrived on scene, thankfully the child had been rescued by a member of public. Two lifeboat volunteers went ashore to carry out a first aid assessment.
“Once on scene it was discovered that the casualty had been rescued by members of the public and after being checked over by North West Ambulance Service it was decided that our assistance was no longer required.”
The rescue came on the same day that a family of five were rescued by New Brighton RNLI.
The incoming tide trapped two adults and three children on a sandbank in the River Alt.
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