Huge emergency service response as men are pulled out of the water at Crosby Beach

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Huge emergency service response as men are pulled out of the water at Crosby Beach

The men were pulled out of the water at Crosby Beach after getting into trouble this evening.

Emergency services raced to the popular spot on Merseyside after the accident.

RNLI and Coast Guard firefighters assisted as the search began around 7 p.m.

The condition of the men is currently unknown.

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It is understood that three men were involved in the accident The Liverpool Echo reported.

The Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said two fire engines and a search and rescue team were called at 7.11pm.

A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We have responded to information that some people are in distress on the beach in Formby.

“We were helping the Coast Guard and the RNLI get the wounded from shore, to the Northwest Ambulance Service’s care.”

A Coast Guard spokesperson said: “HM Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public shortly after 7.05pm this evening (July 20) saying that five people were having difficulty in the water at Crosby Beach.

“The Crosby Coast Guard rescue team, lifeboats from New Brighton and Southport, the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Northwest Ambulance Service and Merseyside Police have been dispatched.

The five were recovered on the beach.

“Two people did not need medical help, and three were taken to the ambulance service and taken to hospital,” he added.

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