Southport Offshore Rescue Trust:
Did you know that Southport has one of the largest tidal ranges in the UK?
Spring tides not only bring high high waters to Southport, but also low low waters.
Beacause of the large range, it is easy to be caught out by fast the approaching tide which can come in as quick as some can walk.
Whilst the beach may look flat, there are sandbanks which means the water can come around the back of you and cut you off.
Many of our call outs, particularly in the summer months are to these sorts of incidents.
Before you head out to the beach, be sure to check the tide times. If you do get in trouble, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.