A STRANDED car had to be rescued from a South Cumbrian beach by a tractor.

The drama unfolded at Silecroft, near Millom, on Bank Holiday Monday when a car became stuck as its wheels spun on the loose shingle.

It had been driven down a ramp from the car park, which is only normally used by tractors hauling fishing and pleasure boats to the water's edge.

The owner of the car was seen attempting to clear the wheels of stones as the high tide got closer.

A tractor came to the rescue at 11.35am and pulled the car back to the safety of the car park using a length of chain.