Emergency services were launched last night after reports of a person cut off by the incoming tide and on the rocks at Harrison Drive, New Brighton.
Wirral Coastguard Team were tasked by Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre at 7:30pm last night. As the team arrived on scene, it became apparent that the person on the rocks was fully surrounded by water and in an extremely dangerous situation.
Two Coastguard Rescue Officers were deployed into the water attached to water rescue floating lines tended to by other team members to ensure the safety of the rescuers.
Hoylake Lifeboat was also tasked to launch their hovercraft to provide safety cover whilst the rescue took place, two RNLI members from the hovercraft assisted with the recovery ashore.
With a crowd building on the beach and the tide coming in, members of the public were asked to clear the beach for their own safety and to allow our team to perform an effective rescue.
The casualty was brought to shore and passed to awaiting North West Ambulance Service paramedics for assessment.
Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 936 was also inbound from Caernarfon to assist in the rescue however was stood down on route.
It is important to always check tide times when going to the beach to ensure you don’t get caught out however if you do find yourself in difficulty, don’t hesitate to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.