Wirral coastguard called out to person stuck in mud near Museum of Liverpool

Wirral Coastguard was called out with to a person stuck in mud to the rear of the Museum of Liverpool.

As the tide was on its way in, New Brighton Lifeboat was also tasked to provide safety cover for rescuers and the casualty.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Merseyside Police also attended.

On arrival, it became apparent that the person was not stuck in the mud but was sat on the mud however needed recovering due to the rapidly incoming tide.

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Given the difficult location of the casualty meaning quick access for rescuers onto the mud was not possible, it was decided a Firefighter would be lowered over the wall using rope access gear and the casualty would be recovered up the wall.

Two Lifeboat Crew committed onto the mud to reassure the casualty whilst the rescue took place.

Wirral Coastguard said:”The casualty was recovered and checked over by Paramedics prior to being transported to hospital suffering from slight hypothermia.

“This incident was a good example of all 4 emergency services along with the RNLI working together to provide the best possible outcome for the casualty”.

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