TWO girls and a dog were rescued after becoming cut off by incoming tide in Moreton.

At around 6.33pm on Sunday, June 10 coastguard officers were called to Moreton Shore after reports of two people being cut off by the tide.

On arrival officers found two young girls and a dog who were unaware of the situation they were in.

The Hoylake RNLI hovercraft was called to rescue the girls and took them to Dovepoint Slipway in Meols to awaiting coastguard officers.

Safety advice was then issued to the pair.

Hovercraft commander James Whiteley said: “As we head into summer, if you’re heading to the coast we recommend that you check any local safety notices and tide times and always respect the water.

"The sandbanks around Wirral’s coast can be particularly dangerous and it is very easy to get cut off by the incoming tide.

"If you get into difficulties or see someone in need of help, always dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”