West Kirby RNLI launched to assist two people stranded on Middle Eye

West Kirby RNLI was tasked to launch following a request for help from the RNLI lifeguards to assist two people stranded on Middle Eye.

On Friday, 5 July, at 10.40am, the volunteer crew of the West Kirby RNLI Lifeboat was dispatched by HM Coastguard following a call from RNLI lifeguards to assist two people stranded on Middle Eye.

After the D class lifeboat landed on Middle Eye, the crew assessed both individuals and concluded one casualty needed extracting from the Island whilst the other elected to stay until the tide went out.

The first casualty was brought back safely and the Coastguard was mobilised to support casualty care whilst both RNLI lifeguards and the Coastguard continued to monitor the other casualty until he was able to walk ashore.

Andy Brown, West Kirby RNLI Launch Authority said, “Never hesitate to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard if you or anyone is in danger near or on the water – as we are happy to help.

“It’s always safer to go to a beach with RNLI lifeguards on duty, find your local one by visiting the RNLI website here. They’ll happily let you know the best places to go and any local dangers.

“It is important that visitors to Hilbre and the surrounding areas make sure to check tide times before heading out and whilst on the beach, be aware of what the tide is doing remembering that it can come in very fast.”

Image: West Kirby RNLI BV and Lifeguard vehicles on West Kirby beach. Credit: RNLI/Miriam Mellors

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