Wirral Coastguard guides 40 people to safety just before being cut off by tide

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Wirral Coastguard attended multiple incidents on the hottest day of the year including guiding 40 people to safety just before being cut off by the tide.

Temperatures reaced 30C on Wirral and 33C in London making it officially the hottest day of the year so far.

But Wirral Coastguard were called out to many incidents across Wirral today.

The coastguard were called out to a number of people in danger of being cut off by the incoming tide near to Leasowe Lighthouse at around 12pm on Thursday.

Hoylake Hovercraft also requested. On scene, Coastguard Rescue Officers and Hoylake Hovercraft recovered people and guided people to safety.

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Some people who had been caught out had decided to enter deep water in an attempt to make it ashore.

Four people were treated by Coastguard Rescue Officers after suffering from lacerations to their feet caused by rocks beneath the water.

On the way back to station, multiple people were sighted around Little Eye, Middle Eye and Hilbre Island in danger of being cut off by the incoming tide.

The 4×4 vehicle deployed towards Little Eye and guided in excess of 40 people to safety just before being cut off.

Hoylake Hovercraft and West Kirby Lifeboat assisted with the other Islands however the people here were happy remaining over high water.