THE Coastguard has renewed a warning to people to stay off Morecambe Bay sands after a sheep died in quicksand at Meathop near Grange this morning.

Arnside Coastguard said it was the second sheep from the same flock to get stuck in the sands in the space of just a few hours. The first animal, which was caught in quicksand last night, was rescued by the farmer.

The livestock incidents follow a dramatic rescue of a teenage girl who became stuck in quicksand near Silverdale on Saturday.

This prompted a warning that people should not venture out into the bay without an expert guide.