Video captures three people rescued after being cut off by tide on Wirral

Three people had to be rescued after they were cut off by the rising tide in West Kirby.

The Incident was the first of the year for Wirral Coastguard and West Kirby RNLI teams.

The people were rescued at around 2pm on New Year’s Day and were brought ashore by the RNLI.

Wirral Coastguard are appealing for people to check tide times when going for coastal walks as it was the 4th incident in four days.

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Michael Buratti, Station Officer for Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team said, “This is the 4th incident in 4 days involving people getting cut off by the incoming tide near to Hilbre Island.

We urge members of the public who are visiting the coast for a walk to check the tide times before setting off and ensure you give yourself plenty of time to return before getting caught out by the incoming tide.

In the event you do get into trouble or you see someone in difficulty, immediately dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

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