Coast warning after woman trapped at Morecambe

The Coastguard is urging people to take care while walking by the coast after they had to rescue a woman who had fallen on rocks in Lancashire.

The woman, who was in her early 20s, became trapped at the Battery groyne in Morecambe on Saturday evening.

Morecambe Coastguard and the RNLI hovercraft were called to the scene at 2130 GMT, along with the police, fire and ambulance service.

The woman was taken to shore and then to hospital by ambulance.

Paul Parkes, watch manager at Liverpool Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, said: "We were very concerned for the safety of this young lady as the tide was still rising.

"Fortunately she was transferred to a spinal board by the RNLI crew and police in attendance within 20 minutes and taken by hovercraft to the slipway where she was then taken on to Lancaster Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

"We would like to remind the public to always take the utmost care when walking along the coast and to always try to ensure someone knows of your whereabouts."

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