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COASTGUARD officers rescued a small boat from crashing into rocks between West Kirby and Thurstaston.

Crews were called at around 2.30pm on Monday to Caldy steps as the boat appeared to have broken from its mooring and was blowing into the rocks due to the adverse weather conditions.

The team liaised with West Kirby Lifeboat to ensure that there was no-one on board the vessel.

A spokesman from Wirral Coastguard Rescue Team said: "All relevant details were obtained in relation to the vessel and passed to Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre who were attempting to contact the owner to make them aware so the vessel can be safely secured.

"If you get into difficulty on the coast or see someone in trouble, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."