Woman and daughters caught out by tide after walk in the sunshine

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A family out walking in the sunshine became cut off by the tide on the Wirral coast.

West Kirkby RNLI responded to multiple calls for assistance this weekend, when warm weather brought day trippers to the Wirral coast.

The first call came at around 11.03am today (Monday) after a family out walking on Middle Hilbre, West became cut off by the tide.

A woman, who was with her two daughters and dog, became caught out by the incoming tide which prevented them from making their way to Little Eye.

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The family were rescued by the crew. They were not hurt and did not require medical assistance.

West Kirby RNLI’ s volunteer crew were carrying out a de-briefing at the station just after noon when the coastguard requested assistance in the area by Little Eye.

A member of the public had raised the alarm after spotting people waving in the water by Little Eye.

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On reaching the area the rescue crew found three kite surfers taking part in a lesson. They said that they were not in any distress.

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Richard Diamond, West Kirby RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: to the ECHO : "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.

"The telephone call concerning the kite surfers was ‘a call of good intent’ and if you see someone in trouble, do not hesitate to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

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