Lancashire

Teenager rescued from Morecambe Bay quicksand

the girl being lifted into the hovercraft on a stretcher
Image caption The girl had been walking along the sands close to the shore near Silverdale

A teenage girl has been rescued after she became stuck up to her waist in quicksand in Morecambe Bay.

The girl had been walking along the sands close to the shore near Silverdale, at about 14:00 BST on Saturday, Morecambe RNLI said.

She was treated by paramedics before being transferred to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Kevin Jackson from the RNLI warned members of the public "to always be vigilant on the sands".

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