ABOVE: An RNLI video of the rescue

THE RNLI has issued a danger warning about Morecambe Bay sands after a teenage girl had to be rescued.

She became stuck up to her waist near Silverdale at around 2pm on Saturday.

The girl had been walking along the sands close to the shore when she became trapped.

Morecambe’s volunteer RNLI crewmembers were alerted by Liverpool Coastguard after receiving details of the incident unfolding.

Immediately the RNLI inshore rescue hovercraft, The Hurley Flyer, was sent to the area along with other emergency crews.

The crew assisted the coastguard and fire service to transfer the casualty from the beach to the waiting paramedics on shore. Once stabilised, the teenager was immediately transferred to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Kevin Jackson,  who is Morecambe RNLI's deputy launching authority, said: "This shows great teamwork through a multi-agency rescue and the dangers of Morecambe bay.

"We would encourage members of the public to always be vigilant whilst out on the sands and to be aware of quicksand."

*Were you with the teenager when she became stuck in the quicksand? Or did you witness the incident? Please contact the Gazette newsdesk on 01539-710156; or email allan.tunningley@kendal.newsquest.co.uk