Mud warning to people on beaches in Sefton

Coastguards and lifeguards are advising people on beaches in Sefton to take extra care following several call-outs to walkers stranded in mud.

It comes as the summer lifeguarding season comes to an end on Sunday.

RNLI lifeguard Pete Rooney said visitors should check conditions and any signs on the beach before starting their walks.

Anyone who gets stuck should retrace their tracks to the last firm surface or call 999 and ask for the coastguard.

The RNLI said the Crosby Mud Rescue Team - which provides help in the Sefton area - is most often called out to the beach near Anthony Gormley's Another Place installation.

Mr Rooney said: "We encourage people to visit the coast and enjoy the statues, but please remember to stay within 50m of the promenade.

"If you do wish to go further down, please visit the lifeguards on duty and ask for advice on any areas to avoid."

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