RNLI rescue woman waist deep in the sea at Blackpool

A woman who was waist deep in water after she was cut off by an incoming tide in Lancashire has been rescued by lifeboat crews.

The woman had been walking along the beach in Blackpool when she became stranded at about 11:20 BST on Friday.

Blackpool RNLI said she had "no means of reaching safety without assistance".

RNLI volunteer helmsman Jonathon Horrocks said the woman "had been enjoying time on the beach" but "hadn't noticed the incoming tide".

Shaun Wright, from the RNLI added: "The casualty was in very real danger and the outcome of this incident could have been very different if they hadn't reached her so quickly."

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