Two young women were rescued after being cut off by the tide close to Uncle Tom’s Cabin in North Shore earlier this morning.
The pair, thought to be in their late teens or early 20s, have been branded ‘very lucky’ following the incident, which happened at around 3.30am.
Two lifeboats launched from Blackpool’s lifeboat station, with RNLI volunteers plucking one of the girls from a sandbank, and rescuing the other from the water after she tried to swim to safety, an RNLI spokeswoman said.
After being helped to shore, they were checked over by waiting paramedics, but are understood to be okay.
RNLI helmsman David Warburton said: “The people we rescued were very lucky. They had been cut off by the tide and the water was rising rapidly around them.
“Both casualties were extremely cold and frightened. If we hadn’t reached them as quickly as we did they would have been in very serious difficulties.”