Driver escapes as car swamped by rising tide on Blackpool beach
A "fortunate" driver escaped without injury after a car got stuck on a beach and was swamped by the rising tide.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the vehicle became stranded at Starr Gate, Blackpool on Tuesday.
A spokeswoman said the driver abandoned it before coastguards from Lytham St Annes and Fleetwood arrived at 12:00 GMT, but the tide was already too high for the vehicle to be retrieved.
It was removed from the sand by a tractor after high tide, she said.
She added that it was not known why the car, which was parked close to a slip-way, had been driven on to the beach.