Wirral Coastguard rescue person stuck in mud on Merseyside beach


Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team were called out to a person stuck in the mud on Crosby Beach on Thursday morning.

Mud Rescue Technicians from Crosby Coastguard Rescue Team had deployed onto the mud to carry out a rescue of a person who was stuck knee deep.

The casualty was extricated from the mud and onto an inflatable sled and was recovered to safety with the assistance of Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and checked over by North West Ambulance Service Paramedics.

The casualty, who was luckily only suffering from minor injuries was carried in a stretcher across the beach to an awaiting ambulance.

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Wirral Coastguard said: Remember, try and avoid the mud patches that are located around our coastline and if you do get stuck:
Stay calm
Avoid moving too much
Spread your weight by sitting down
Call 999 and ask for the Coastguard
Discourage people from trying to rescue you as they may get stuck too

This is the second incident in two days that the coasturad has attended with people getting stranded on the coast.

On Wednesday Wirral Coastguard were called out to four people and three dogs in danger of being cut off by the incoming tide.

The family were completely unaware of the situation they were in with numerous other people were observed heading onto the beach and into the danger of the incoming tide and were at risk of being cut off.