Two people and a dog had to be rescued after being cut off by the tide off Harrison Drive in New Brighton.
RNLI New Brighton were quickly on scene to rescue all three parties before taking them on board the boat and returning them to the New Brighton Lifeboat Station boathouse where they joined by North West Ambulance Service and Paramedics for a precautionary check over.
The incident happened at around 10am on Sunday morning.
Wirral Coastguard said: “Today was an example of how even prepared walkers can still get caught out by the incoming tide as they had checked the tide times before setting off.
“It is important that you give yourself plenty of time to return safely when walking on the beach before the tide cuts.
“It was also apparent from today’s incident that some well meaning members of the public had dialled 999 and asked for the Police to report this incident, although the Coastguard would eventually be informed by Police Control, this could lead to unnecessary delays in mobilising search and rescue assets.”
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