Lifeboat crew rescues woman trapped on top of her car

A woman in Cumbria has had a lucky escape after a rapidly rising tide left her stranded atop her car.

The coastguard was alerted to her presence at 10:41am on February 5. The woman, who was unable to swim, climbed on top of her car as the tide immobilised the vehicle, and when the Silloth RNLI lifeboat crew arrived the water level was already higher than the car's roof.