Coastguard called out for person cut off by tide at Meols

This afternoon, Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked following multiple 999 calls reporting a person cut off by the incoming tide between Meols and Leosowe.

On arrival at the incident, Coastguard Rescue Officers observed the person wading through the water-filled gulley to make it to safety. Coastguard Rescue Officers ensured that the person did not require any medical attention and offered safety advice in relation to tides.

Michael Buratti, Station Officer for Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team said, “This is the second incident in a matter of days whereby people have got cut off by the tide.

“These incidents can be very easily avoided and highlights the importance of checking tide times and being aware of your surroundings when going for a walk on the beach.

“If you do find yourself cut off by the tide, dial 999, ask for the Coastguard and do not enter water to try and get ashore as you can quickly find yourself out of your depth.”