Man rescued after being pinned against railings during New Brighton floods


New Brighton flooded today as large waves over topped sea defences as the area was hit by more strong winds for the third day in a row.

RNLI New Brighton volunteers were in the right place at the right time this afternoon.

A male had got into difficulty at Fort Perch Rock, pinned against railings due to the high tide and strong winds.

New Brighton volunteers were already on station due to the poor weather and on sighting the male, waded out to free him from the railings and escort him back to the safety of the promenade.

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The male was handed over to awaiting emergency services where he was checked over as a precaution.

Ian Thornton, Lifeboat Operations Manager, New Brighton Lifeboat said: ‘During this adverse weather we urge people to check local warnings before travelling.

There’s also more bad weather on the way as Storm Dennis has been forecast to slam into the area over the weekend.

Storm Dennis was named by the Met Office earlier in the day and will bring strong winds to the country.

Wirral has been issued a yellow severe weather warning through Saturday as winds could reach up to 70 mph.