RNLI New Brighton lifeboat tasked to multi-agency mud rescue at Crosby beach

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called out by HM Coastguard Crosby at 8.57pm on 30 July 2018 to a man stuck in mud at the back of Marine Lake.

RNLI New Brighton lifeboat crew were tasked alongside RNLI Hoylake hovercraft, Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team (CRT) and Marine Fire 1, to a 65-year-old man who was located at the first sea defence wall north of the radar tower at Crosby beach.

On the scene, the casualty had been placed on a stretcher by Crosby CRT mud rescue technicians. RNLI New Brighton lifeboat crew and Marine Fire 1 provided safety cover while a multi-agency team that included fire, police and coastguard teams, extracted the man from the mud.

Once safely ashore, the man was passed to the care of the North West Ambulance where he was assessed before being transported to hospital.

RNLI New Brighton lifeboat crew, Hoylake RNLI hovercraft and Marine Fire 1 were stood down.

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