Walker trapped in sand

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This elderly man was rescued from soft sand after he sank up to his knees in Morecambe Bay.

Liverpool Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public at 11.30am on Sunday to a man trapped in sand after a short stroll on the beach near Morecambe yacht club. Coastguard rescue teams, the RNLI hovercraft and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service extracted the man and he was taken to hospital for treatment.