RNLI crew members rescue male pinned against railings at Fort Perch Rock, Tuesday 11 February 12:30pm
RNLI New Brighton volunteers were in the right place at the right time this afternoon.
A male had got into difficulty at Fort Perch Rock, pinned against railings due to the high tide and strong winds.
New Brighton volunteers were already on station due to the poor weather and on sighting the male, waded out to free him from the railings and escort him back to the safety of the promenade.
The male was handed over to awaiting emergency services where he was checked over as a precaution.
Ian Thornton, Lifeboat Operations Manager, New Brighton Lifeboat said: ‘During this adverse weather we urge people to check local weather warnings before travelling and to stay a safe distance from the shore as the sea can be unpredictable.’
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.