Man Rescued From River Mersey After Going To Help Dog September 30th, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called at 11.36am on Wednesday, September 30. The Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Marine Rescue Unit and firefighters responded to the call-out. Station Manager Sean McGuinness said: “It appears that the man was walking his dog in the area around Wallasey town hall when the dog chased a ball and entered the river. Due to the strong tide at the time, the dog was swept away and the owner ran along the shoreline to get ahead of the dog. The man then entered the water. “The Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Marine Rescue Unit launched their boat, Marine Fire One, and rescued the man and dog, who were found clinging to the sea wall. “Although on this occasion there was a good outcome, this man could have been swept away and killed by the fast flowing water. Water temperatures are also very cold at this time of the year. We urge people not to enter the River Mersey or other deep water to rescue pets as they can easily be swept away.” The man and the two-year-old Labrador dog had been located and rescued by 11.48am. The man and the dog, who were found near Seacombe ferry terminal, were safely returned to the Pier Head. The man was given a precautionary check by a paramedic. Both the dog and the man were unharmed. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!