Liverpool news Girl, four, found up to neck in water after tide strands family MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The distressed family had been on a walk to Hilbre Island
Breaking News ! A heart-stopping and tense video shows the moment a girl, four, is rescued after being found up to her neck in water. The bodycam footage, worn by a member of the RNLI West Kirby crew, shows the dramatic incident as the team were called out to a double rescue just after 1.30pm on Tuesday, August 22. A woman walking her dog found herself stranded, while a family of five trapped along a ridge of rocks on Hilbre Island were all caught out by the high tide. Footage captures the lifeboat arriving at the scene to be met with a man struggling to keep a young girl’s head above the rising tide. Two of the crew jump out of the lifeboat and make their way over to the distressed family who appear in immediate danger of drowning. With a number of the individuals safely onboard, the rescue team then tends to the female dog walker and a young man and woman who are soaking wet and cold from the increasingly treacherous surroundings. The family from Brazil, rescued by the RNLI, were on holiday exploring Britain (Image: RNLI/David Edwards) Despite the hazardous conditions, RNLI Lifeguards can be seen acting swiftly and decisively in order to prevent any fatalities.
. The remaining casualties were taken by lifeboat to the Sandy Lane slipway by West Kirby Sailing Club. Keep up to date with local news in your area by adding your postcode below
Speaking following the call out, Richard Diamond, West Kirby RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: “Getting cut off by the tide can be a frightening experience. "We would remind visitors to Hilbre to check the tidal information before setting out and to take appropriate clothing. There is information concerning tide times and height on the noticeboard opposite to the ice-cream kiosk at the Dee Lane end of the Marine Lake and online. "If you see someone in trouble, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.” Do you have a great video, picture or story? If so, get in touch with us via WhatsApp on 07831256877 Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here.
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