These pictures of a dramatic rescue in 2013 of a couple and their dog in difficulties in the quicksands just a few yards off-shore at Sandside and facing a rising tide have been sent to us by Landscape Trust member, June Harrison. Adrian Walker explains the stages involved in the rescue:
The local person on the right continues holding the lifeline.
The lady on the left (now wearing a blue helmet) holds a lance-like water jet, which helps release pressure around victims.
The jet is fed by the hose seen snaking across the picture.
In fact it was quite quickly called away safely to the bank