Two people rescued after being cut off by tide in New Brighton

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New Brighton RNLI rescued two people trapped by incoming tide on Tuesday morning.

New Brighton Lifeboat Volunteer Crew members were deployed by UK Coastguard to a report of two people who had been cut off by the incoming tide near to the North Bank, New Brighton.

New Brighton Lifeboat launched immediately, RNLI Wirral Lifeguards and Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team were also deployed.

The lifeboat crew arrived at the location to find two casualties that had been cut off by the incoming tide and were knee deep in water.

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Both casualties and the lifeguard were taken on board the lifeboat and returned to New Brighton Lifeboat station.

No further medical treatment was required.The casualties were also given advice about checking local tide times when using the coast.

Ian Thornton, Lifeboat Operations Manager, New Brighton Lifeboat, said:‘The casualties were completely cut off by the incoming tide.

Despite the casualties being recovered quickly, they were still knee deep in water with no way to reach the shore. We urge anyone spending time on the coast to check local tide times and be aware of your surroundings’.