Fleetwood ferry stranded after hitting sandbank

The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry
The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry

Passengers and crew on the Fleetwood to Knott End ferry were left stranded after the vessel ran aground.

The Wyre Rose hit a sandbank during the 1.45pm crossing on Saturday, leaving it unable to move again until tides rose.

Knott End coastguard were called out to the scene to ensure the 17 people on board, including three crew, were safe and well and to determine any damage to the ferry.

The ship was refloated at around 5pm and was not damaged.