Driver rescued in Bay

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THE RNLI’s Talus tractor vehicle came to the rescue when a driver became stuck in Granny’s Bay, Fairhaven.

After an initial call to the Coastguard, the RNLI at St Annes were alerted by Fylde Beach Patrol that the driver of a Land Rover needed rescuing after taking a wrong turn.

It seems the driver thought he could carry on to Lytham by taking the cobbled slade commonly used by fishing boats but he ended up being there for the best part of three hours.

“It’s very rare for the Talus, which normally tows the lifeboat, to be used in that way,” said an RNLI spokesman.

“It takes a long time to get it there along the beach but once we arrived it took just a few minutes to pull the vehicle out. It was then fit to be driven off.

“The driver was very lucky, as the tide never became a factor but the situation would of course been much more dangerous if it had.”

Picture by Express reader Peter Kelly.