Woman dies after getting into difficulty in rough seas in New Brighton

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A woman has died after getting into difficulty in the water off Kings Parade, New Brighton on Monday afternoon.

A man in his 20’s was also pulled from the water by New Brighton RNLI and taken to hospital where he is in stable condition.

A dog was rescued shortly afterwards which is now safe and well.

Sadly, the woman in her 50’s was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics and her next of kin have been informed.

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Glyn Hughes

Video showed a large police presence with the coastguard helicopter on scene

Detective Inspector Tara Denn said: “Enquiries are ongoing establish the full circumstances of what led to this tragic incident.

“We know there were a number of people in the area at the time who would have witnessed all or part of this incident. While we have spoken to some witnesses, we are keen to speak to others who can help us piece together what happened.

“If you were in the area at the time, please contact us – every bit of information, however small it may seem, could prove crucial.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook @Merseyside Police Contact Centre. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 341 of 6 July.