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Girl, 12, rescued from quicksand near Heysham

Morecambe RNLI hovercraft

[A] young girl has been rescued by an RNLI lifeboat crew and local HM Coastguard teams after getting stuck in mud near Heysham.

At approximately 5.40pm on Sunday 9 July 2017, members of Morecambe’s RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were requested by HM Coastguard to go to the assistance of a young girl stuck in the mud in Half Moon Bay near Heysham.

The inshore rescue hovercraft was launched and the 12-year-old casualty was quickly located and freed from the mud.

She was then taken on board and treated for cold and an injury to her arm before being transported to the slipway near the Midland Hotel; where she was transferred into the care of a waiting ambulance crew.

She and her mother were then taken to hospital.

Morecambe RNLI hovercraft commander, Dave Smith, said: “The young girl was frightened and in obvious pain but we managed to extricate her quickly, provide casualty care and take her safely ashore for further treatment.”

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