Firefighters say the rescue of a dog walker after she became surrounded by the tide was “so nearly a tragedy”.
Fire crews were joined by coastguard and lifeboat teams to Bardsea in South Lakeland at 10.34am yesterday.
“A lady walking her dog onto the sands at Bardsea was quickly surrounded by the tide, she was approximately half a mile out when she realised that she could not safely get back to the beach,” a spokesman for Ulverston Blue Light Hub said.
“The fire service, Ulverston Inshore Rescue, coastguard and the RNLI worked desperately to rescue the woman from the rising tide.
“Ulverston Inshore made contact with the lady and her dog and prevented her from being carried away by the tide.
“The RNLI’s hovercraft from Morecambe then rescued them both and the dog. I have never been so relieved to see a hovercraft in my life, thanks to all the agencies involved in this incident, it was so nearly a tragedy.”