Boy, 10, critical after fall from Hilbre Island rocks

Hilbre Island Image copyright Gary Rogers/Geograph
Image caption The boy fell from rocks at Hilbre Island, which can be approached on foot at low tide

A 10-year-old boy was critically injured after slipping on rocks off the coast of Wirral.

The boy, who was accompanied by an adult, fell at Hilbre Island, West Kirby, at about 13:00 BST on Thursday.

He was airlifted to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, where he remains in a critical condition.

Merseyside Police are appealing for information. Anyone who was in the area between 12.30 and 13.30 is urged to contact the force.

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Hilbre Island is a rocky crag of land that lies about a mile (1.6km) from West Kirby. It features a ranger's cottage and several privately-owned properties.

It can be approached on foot at low tide.

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