Four dogs and owner stuck in 'quicksand' on Lancashire beach rescued by fire crews

Fire crews rushed to a Lancashire beach to help rescue a woman and her four dogs who had become stuck in "quicksand".

Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 2:34 pm

Two fire engines were sent to the beach in Bolton-le-Sands to rescue the stranded woman and her dogs at around 10.20am today (August 11).

Crews from Bolton-le-Sands and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service worked alongside the coastguard and used inflatable walkways to free the group.

No injuries were reported, but crews were at scene for approximately an hour and a half.

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A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Two fire engines from Bolton-le-Sands and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service were called to rescue four dogs and their owner who were stuck in quicksand on the beach at Bolton-le-Sands.

"Firefighters worked with the coastguard and used inflatable walkways to free the four dogs and a female.

"No injuries were reported and crews were at the scene for 90 minutes."

If you find yourself in an emergency situation or spot someone else in trouble, you should call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.

A drone was also used during the rescue operation to help free the woman and her four dogs. (Credit: @LFRS_DRONE)

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