TWO fire crews were called to rope rescue a man after he got stuck on a muddy embankment.

Firefighters from Birchwood and Widnes were joined by the water incident team on Adamson Street at round 8.30pm last night to help the man.

The water trained team used a raft to make their way across the River Mersey, where they were able to pull the man from the mud and bring him aboard.

He had been stuck on the embankment for nearly an hour, and he was passed to the care of paramedics once they were back ashore.