Lucky escape for fisherman trapped in Arnside

A fisherman was pulled to safety after venturing out too far and becoming stuck in wet sand.

The 73 year-old was on an annual fishing trip with friends at Arnside estuary on December, 30.

Arnside resuce, picture by The Willowfield, Arnside.

Arnside resuce, picture by The Willowfield, Arnside.

When the Blackpool man tried to get a better line on his rod he became stuck.

Friends pulled him to safety using a life ring. North West Ambulance, Arnside and Kendal fire crew arrived shortly after 11am to treat the man who was suffering from exhaustion and exposure to the elements.

Thank you to The Willowfield, Arnside for the pictures.