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New Brighton RNLI launch to assist persons cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

New Brighton respond to a report of persons cut off by the tide near to Harrison Drive, Wallasey Sunday 19 April 6:56pm

New Brighton Lifeboat Volunteer Crew members were deployed by UK Coastguard along with Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team and HM Coastguard Crosby to assist with a report of two persons cut off by the tide in the area of Harrison Drive, Wallasey.

The lifeboat was immediately launched with the crew arriving on scene in the area a short time later. Other crew members deployed via road to assist with mud boards if required.

After the lifeboat arrived on scene they were updated that the persons involved had managed to wade safely back to shore and once all persons were accounted for the Lifeboat was stood down and returned to station.

Andy Liston, Deputy Launching Authority, New Brighton Lifeboat, said:

‘We ask everyone to carefully consider the need to go to the beach, the coast or onto the water at this time. Please follow the government guidelines in relation to essential travel.’

Even in these difficult and unprecedented times our RNLI volunteers are still on duty 24/7 and ready to deploy at the sound of the pager.

RNLI/New Brighton

New Brighton crew wash down kit following deployment

RNLI/New Brighton

New Brighton crew wash down kit following deployment

RNLI/New Brighton

New Brighton crew wash down kit following deployment

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