EMERGENCY services came to the rescue of a person and two dogs stuck in mud on a Wirral beach.

The RNLI lifeguard spotted a member of the public in distress as they were stuck in knee-deep mud on Leasowe Bay Beach, along with their two dogs.

The drama unfolded at 12.30pm on Monday.

The lifeguard called the Coastguard and stood by for assistance as Coastguard Mud Rescue Technicians arrived on scene, as well as Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service. Once removed from the thick mud, the casualty was checked over by North West Ambulance Service Paramedics.

Luckily after medical checks, it was decided that the person and their two dogs did not need any further medical attention.

The advice from lifeguards is that if you find yourself stuck in mud on a beach or elsewhere, it is advised to stay calm, not struggle and to spread your weight. If you, or someone else, finds themselves stuck in mud, it's important that you carry a means for calling for help.

Wirral’s Lead Lifeguard Supervisor Ryan Jennings said, "If you ever find yourself in difficulty on the coast, or you see someone else in danger, either alert a lifeguard or call 999 and ask for the coastguard. Always check the weather forecast and the tide times before you enter the water and look out for warning signs or flags on the beach."