/Man dies after being pulled from water at Crosby Beach

Man dies after being pulled from water at Crosby Beach

A man has died after being pulled from the water at Crosby Beach.

Emergency services raced to the popular spot in Merseyside yesterday (Tuesday) after three men, aged in their 20s, got into difficulty in the sea.

Firefighters helped the RNLI and the Coastguard as a search operation was launched at about 7pm.

Merseyside Police have confirmed this morning (Wednesday) that all three men were pulled from the water and taken to hospital.

A police car close to Crosby Beach, after a major emergency response saw men pulled from the water (Image: Liverpool Echo)
(Image: Liverpool Echo)

One man was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.

His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Another man is in hospital in a critical but stable condition.

The third man was discharged from hospital.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the force said enquiries are continuing.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident and has yet to come forward is asked to contact us via @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, or 101, with reference 21000506040”, the statement added.

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

“Crosby Coastguard Rescue Team, lifeboats from New Brighton and Southport, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service and Merseyside Police were all sent.

“All five people were recovered to the beach.

“Two of the people did not require medical assistance, three were passed into the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital.”

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