Pedal biker rescued from sinking sand

Pedal biker rescued from sinking sand

by Tom Martin (July 2020)

A MAN with a pedal bike who was on the beach in Hightown had to be rescued by the coastguard after getting stuck in sinking mud.

HM Coastguard Crosby were sent to the stretch of beach next to Blundellsands Sailing Club on Sunday, July 19 at around 7pm after receiving reports that a man couldn’t safely get back to the promenade.

Along with support from HM Coastguard Southport and RNLI Hoylake Lifeboat Station, a hovercraft was used to help the man get out of the mud.

A spokesperson for HM Coastguard Crosby said: “A member of the team spoke to the casualty via phone and gave instructions to what the rescue plan was and for him to stay exactly where he was.

“When the hovercraft arrived on scene a plan was set in motion where as the hovercraft would rescue both the casualty and his muddy pushbike and bring him to a place of safety further down the coast onto Crosby beach.

“The casualty was taken by a member of our team and a first aid assessment was carried out to check he was okay.

“After a hot cup of coffee and a clean down of his pushbike he was handed over to the care of his relieved wife who had come to station to collect him.”

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