Woman rescued after sandbank drama

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A woman was rescued by RNLI and Coastguard teams after becoming stranded on a sandbank near North Shore.

The incident happened around 8pm close to the Formulakart site on Queen’s Promenade.

A Coastguard spokesman said: “We received mutiple 999 calls reporting a person on a sandbank near the go kart track.

“We tasked the Lytham Coastguard Rescue team and both Blackpool inshore lifeboats to the area.

“The lifeboat crews helped to rescue her. She was taken for treatment to hospital with the effects of swallowing sea water.

“The person is ok but in a bit of shock.”