AN INJURED woman who was saved in the nick of time from the incoming tide has thanked her “amazing” rescuers.

Sharron Jackson, 54, was walking along the shore at Bardsea beach, near Ulverston, with her husband and their two cocker spaniels on Thursday when she suddenly slipped and a ‘horrible crack’ was heard.

She did not know it at the time but she had actually broken her ankle in three places.

And the incident was made far worse by the fact that she was now immobile and the quick high rise tide was approaching.

Mrs Jackson tried to scramble to safe ground but was unable to do so due to her gruesome injury and her husband was also unable to help as he suffers mobility problems himself.

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However, paramedics, three fire crews and the Furness coastguard rushed to the scene and managed to rescue her in the nick of time.

“I was a bit embarrassed to see so many people show up to help me,” said Mrs Jackson. "But everyone was amazing and just so lovely.”

Mrs Jackson said looking back she could laugh about it, but at the time it was very scary.

“We were really worried and as the tide was approaching I was getting really scared and we had no way of getting out,” she said. "I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came to our rescue.”

It was the Norfolk couple’s first trip up to the Lakes and they were staying at a caravan park in Flookburgh.

She said: “These things happen and I am just so grateful to everyone who helped me and my husband.”