Wirral Coastguard rescues two people and five dogs cut off by fast tide

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CREDIT: WIrral Coastguard

Wirral Coastguard rescued two people cut of from the tide on a Wirral beach this evening.

Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team received a 999 call reporting a number of people cut off by the incoming tide near to Leasowe Lighthouse.

Two people and five dogs were cut off by the tide as coastguard officers arrived on scene.

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Coastguard Rescue Officers in full water rescue protective equipment crossed the rapidly filling gulley to the casualties and recovered them to safety using an inflatable sled.

Michael Buratti, Station Officer for Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team said, “It is exceptionally important that people are aware of their surroundings when on the beach and always check on the tide times.

“If you don’t, you can very easily get caught out as the tide does not always come in on a straight line.

“These people were lucky that a member of the public realised the situation they were in and dialled 999 for the Coastguard enabling Coastguard Rescue Officers to carry out a rescue before the situation deteriorated.”