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Trapped on Sandbank
Two men were rescued after they were cut off on a sandbank by a rising tide.
Our Service’s Marine Rescue Unit was alerted by Liverpool Coastguard and the unit’s boat, Marine Fire One, was launched.
The men were on Tranmere Beach.
Watch Manager Steve Barrowman, who is a member of the Marine Rescue Unit and attended the call-out, said: “The Marine Fire One rescue boat launched and promptly attended the area and found two men and a mountain bike trapped by the rising tide on a sandbank. The two men were only three to four metres from the water in all directions. The tide on this call-out had a height of 9.6 metres so it rises quickly and runs with strong currents.
“Crewman Jake Marnick was put ashore using an inflatable rescue sled and brought first one male and then the next, followed by the mountain bike aboard the MF&RS boat. The two males, who were fit and well
and otherwise unhurt, were then safely landed at the south side of Tranmere slipway, with the assistance of shoreside fire crews.
“We advise people to always check tide times and to take care when they are walking or doing other sports on the coastlines of Merseyside. These men luckily had a way of contacting emergency services for help but the tide was rising quite quickly and the sandbank they were on would have disappeared. People should also call the Coastguard when in trouble on the coast or at sea.”
Paramedics also attended and checked the men at the scene.
Fire appliances from City Centre Community Fire Station, Wallasey Community Fire Station and the Search and Rescue Team based in Croxteth were also mobilised and attended.
Our Service was called at 8.26pm on July 31.
Bedding Fire
Firefighters were called out to a fire involving a cooker and a quantity of bedding in Maghull.
Our Service attended Park Lane just after 12.30pm on Saturday, August 8.
It is believed the fire started accidentally. A stove on the cooker was severely damaged by fire and bedding on a maiden was also damaged by fire.
There was also smoke damage to the kitchen and the remainder of the house.
General fire safety advice was issued to the public following the incident.
Watch Manager Rob Hamill said: "People are urged to ensure combustible materials are kept well away from cookers.
"Cookers and fires should never be used to dry clothing or bedding, as they can easily catch fire.
"People should also ensure cookers and other appliances are switched off after use.”
Building
Firefighters were called out to a partial collapse of a building in Kensington.
Our Service was called out to a detached building on Boaler Street just after midnight on August 22.
A section of the front of the building collapsed. It was believed to be an unoccupied building containing a former shop and flats.
Two fire appliances were called out along with the Search and Rescue Team.
A cordon was in place and firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to search the scene.
The Search and Rescue Team were also involved in making the scene safe and a structural engineer was called out.
Firefighters left the scene at around 4.40am.
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