HM Coastguard Lytham have released an important warning to the public after an incident on the beach.

A member of the public was walking on the beach around Starr Gate area and began to sink in the soft sand.

They managed to crawl to safety and alert the Coastguard of the danger. This occurred where workers are bringing fibre optic cable ashore.

⚠️ If you find yourself sinking in sand, spread your weight and call 999, ask for the coastguard immediately ⚠️