Merseyside Fire & Rescue (MFRS) has attended a number of incidents involving people becoming stuck in mud on beaches in the Sefton area this afternoon, 7th May. The earlier two incidents - in the Crosby Marina beach area and Ainsdale - there were no injuries, with people managing to self-extricate from the mud. A spokesperson for MFRS said: "We attended a third incident at Crosby Beach, near to Mariners Road, after receiving reports of people being stuck in mud and cut off by the tide. Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to the third incident at 3.12pm and on the scene at 3.15pm. Three fire engines, Marine Rescue and the Search and Rescue Team were in attendance. Coastguards and Sefton lifeguards were also at the scene." "After sweeping the area, no people were found and it was thought that this was a duplicate call from an earlier incident or that people had again managed to self-extricate." The Coastguard patrolled the beach to advise people to cross a gully before the tide came in. Firefighters were at the scene of the third incident for around an hour and five minutes.