New Brighton RNLI pagers sound as people pipped by the tide at Crosby beach

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI lifeboat station volunteers were tasked alongside Merseyside Fire and Rescue’s Marine Fire 1, to an unconfirmed number of people cut off by an incoming tide at Crosby beach on Sunday 27 May.

RNLI crew onboard lifeboat in station as they prepare to launch before being stood down

RNLI/Cherie Rowlands

RNLI lifeboat crew preparing to launch before being stood down

Pagers sounded the call that UK Coastguard had at 3.58pm tasked the RNLI team to attend people stuck in mud and cut off the by tide at the south end of Crosby beach.

The RNLI team was stood down at 4.13pm after the casualties managed to reach the shore unaided and with no ill effects.

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