Incredible footage shows moment RNLI rescue four-year-old neck deep in water


This is the moment RNLI rescue teams on Wirral rescued a four-year-old stranded neck deep in water.

The video shows West Kirby RNLI racing to the scene and pulling the family to safety during the rising tide.

The 4-year-old Girl called Louisa, was up to her neck in water and her dad was struggling to hold her in the waves and current.


Initially a female walker had become cut off by the higher than normal incoming tide and consequently found herself and her dog stranded on Middle Hilbre.

During her call for assistance she spotted the family in a precarious situation due to the fast flooding tide.

The footage of the rescue can be watched below:

Speaking following the call out, Richard Diamond, West Kirby RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘Getting cut off by the tide can be a frightening experience. We would remind visitors to Hilbre to check the tidal information before setting out and to take appropriate clothing.

‘There is information concerning tide times and height on the noticeboard opposite to the ice-cream kiosk at the Dee Lane end of the Marine Lake and online. If you see someone in trouble, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’