Person cut off by tide on Wirral beach struggles to get back to shore

Wirral Coastguard

Wirral coastguard and New Brighton RNLI were called out to a person cut off by the tide in New Brighton.

This evening, a person became cut off by the incoming tide, this time off Harrison Drive in New Brighton at 7pm on Sunday night.

The person was in the water struggling to get back to the beach but luckily made it back safely onto the beach and required no medical attention.

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Michael Buratti, Station Officer for Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team said; “This incident had the potential to be a lot worse if it wasn’t for the quick thinking and actions of the first informant who saw someone in trouble and swiftly called 999 and asked for the Coastguard.

“Coastguard Rescue Officers and RNLI Crew arrived on scene very quickly and were ready to perform a water rescue if needed.

“We would appeal to the public at these unprecedented times to think twice about carrying out your daily exercise on the beach.

“This is a prime example of how things can quickly go very wrong and warrant the attendance of the emergency services, putting responders at risk.

“If you see someone who needs help on the coast, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

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