THE Flint Coastguard Rescue Team were called to respond to an incident in Shotton this afternoon (Saturday).

An R.N.L.I lifeboat was deployed from the Flint station at 3.35pm under the instruction of the UK Coastguard.

The lifeboat was expected to support North Wales Police in an incident involving a person in the water near Hawarden Railway Bridge in Shotton.

However, as Coastguard Rescue Officers were arriving on the scene, the person had made their own way out of the water safely.

The lifeboat, meanwhile, stood down while en-route to Shotton prior to launching into the water.

That is the second incident the Flint Coastguard Rescue Team have been called to today.

Earlier, shortly before 2.00pm, the team were tasked by the UK Coastguard and the Wirral Coatguard Rescue Team to investigate reports of a person in the water off Meols Parade, Wirral.

Upon their arrival at the scene, a visual on the partially submerged object was established, but it was unclear for certain whether it was a person.

While attached to a floating line for safety, a Coastguard Rescue Officer waded through the water in full protective water rescue equipment, only to find that the object was a glove that had filled with air.

Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service and the Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were all at the scene.

The North West Air Ambulance was also tasked but was stood down en route.