THREE people and one dog were rescued during a double call out for RNLI in Hoylake.

Volunteers from the Hoylake lifeboat crew were called at around 11.45am to Middle Eye on December 22 after reports that three people were cut off by tide.

The Hovercraft was launched and in 15 minutes the group was brought on board.

At around 12.10pm, the Wirral coastguard team asked for assistance near Marine Lake after a woman who was knee-high in water with her one dog, who had arthritis of the spine and was 13-year-old.

Once on scene it was clear the woman could climb out of the water and onto rocks unaided.

Hoylake Hovercraft was asked to stand down on route.

Two coastguard officers wearing water rescue equipment accessed the rocks and the water to rescue the woman and her dogs.

No-one required any further medical attention.

RNLI Hovercraft commander Chris Wiliams said: "In situations like this when visibility is poor it’s even more important for members of the public to check the tide timetables before embarking on a walk, ensure they leave plenty of time and carry a compass.

"Happily all casualties are safely back on dry land."