Teenage boy rescued from thick mud at scene of Morecambe Bay cockle pickers tragedy

A teenage boy was saved from sinking in thick mud in a dramatic two-hour rescue mission in Morecambe Bay.

The 15-year-old became stuck in the bog, near where 23 Chinese cockle pickers drowned in 2004, at around 2pm on Saturday.

A relative, believed to be his mum, contacted the coastguard which sparked a two-hour rescue mission before the boy was eventually freed.

Lifeboats, a hovercraft and a helicopter were all scrambled as part of the operation.

Coastguard crews rescued the boy off Morecambe Bay
(Photo: Caters)

Dramatic aerial footage captured

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