VIDEO: Rescue from Morecambe Bay quicksand

The moment a teenager had to be rescued from quicksand was caught on camera by the RNLI.

The 14-year-old, who was visiting friends in the Silverdale area, had been walking along the sands close to the shore near Holgates Caravan park in Silverdale, when she became trapped.

The teenager is helped into the hovercraft by RNLI personnel.

The teenager is helped into the hovercraft by RNLI personnel.

Morecambe’s RNLI hovercraft The Hurley Flyer was sent to the area along with Morecambe and Arnside coastguard rescue teams, The North West Ambulance Service, police and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

The Fire service working in conjunction with HM Coastguard arrived at the scene to find the girl was trapped in sand waist high.

They worked together to free the girl who was then moved to a safer part of the beach.

She was treated by paramedics before being transferred to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “While the emergency services are fully prepared and kitted-out for this type of incident, the public are reminded to be extra vigilant now that the weather is improving and the temptation is there to explore.

“Parents with responsibilities for children unfamiliar with local hazards should take note.”

Kevin Jackson, RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: “We would encourage members of the public to always be vigilant whilst out on the sands and be aware of quicksand.”

The rescue happened at 2pm on Saturday, June 1.