Two holidaymakers looking to enjoy a stay in south Cumbria found themselves caught in waist-deep water.

Bay Search and Rescue were called out to an incident near Humphrey Head on Tuesday.

By the time two crew members reached the pair had become completely surrounded by the incoming tide.

The rescue team said afterwards: "As the two BSAR crew reached the unfortunate pair, our colleagues from the Morecambe RNLI Boat Station arrived having made superb time across the Bay .

"The two wet and very cold casualties were loaded into the boat and walked through shallower waters to the waiting ambulance."

This came just a day after the rescue service had issued a warning about spring tides in the area.

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These higher and more volatile tides caught out over 40 residents and numerous cars around Grange-over-Sands over the weekend.