A WOMAN has been dragged from the incoming tide after injuring herself.

St Bees RLNI and Whitehaven were dispatched to the rescue.

It happened just before 10am yesterday and the team have thanked the public for their quick thinking.

A spokesman for St Bees RLNI said: “Just before 10am this morning our volunteers were requested by Belfast Coastguard to go to the assistance of a female who had fallen and injured her leg. She was on the water’s edge unable to walk with the tide coming in.

“Volunteers arrived and immediately placed the casualty in a stretcher where she was assessed.

“Casualty care remained with the woman until the arrival of the NWAS.

“Thanks to the person who did the right thing in a coastal emergency and dialled 999 and asked for the Coastguard.”