People were shocked to discover that a little girl had fallen 12 feet down an open drain.
Daisy Bridge was on her way to the shops with her family on Friday, when a iron drain cover on Aveline Drive in Banks, suddenly gave way.
The five-year-old was left up to her shoulders in muddy water and screaming for help after she fell down the hole.
Daisy was rescued by her dad Rob Bridge and thankfully, despite being shaken up, she was not seriously injured during the fall.
ECHO readers were relieved to hear that Daisy was okay after the terrifying ordeal.
Shelia Prince said: "Omg she was very lucky thank god."
ECHO reader Irene Spencer said: "Poor little girl, must have been a horrible experience. Hope you're all feeling better."
Jean Parry said: "So very Pleased she is fine."
ECHO reader Joyce Mcloughlin said: "Poor kid must be traumatised. Hope she's ok."
Lyndsey Roberts added: "Thank god she wasn’t injured."
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Daisy's dad Rob, 46, told the ECHO: "The four of us were going to the local shop – because there's gas works going on they're digging up all the road, (so) we had to cross over to the other side of the road.
"We literally walked six or seven houses down from our house and I realised I'd forgot my face mask.
"I ran back to the house and left the three kids stood there.
"I went in the house for the mask and I could hear my son screaming 'It's Daisy, it's Daisy'."
Rob said his first thought was that she had been run over after he heard the screaming coming from outside.
The 46-year-old said: "My eldest daughter was screaming 'she's fallen down the drain, she's fallen down the drain.'
"I ran over and she was there looking up at me. She was shoulder deep in water and she had mud splattered on her face.
"She was saying 'help me, get me out daddy I don't want to be down here.'
"There were metal ladders so I managed to climb down in to the drain and pick her up and get her out.
"A couple of fellas were walking past and came over. I passed her up and they helped me to get out."
Thankfully, Daisy was not seriously injured during the fall but suffered from bruising in several places and a sprained arm.
Rob said: "I don't think anything is broken. They have said to keep an eye on her arm and get it X-rayed next week if it doesn't improve.
"It's the psychological impact more than anything. My nine-year-old didn't sleep at all last night. He said all he can picture is her face down the drain.
"My eldest daughter was stood with her when it happened. They're all shaken up."
Rob believes the drain was damaged by a wagon driving over it, causing the cover to give way when Daisy stood on it.
He covered up the hole with a board on Friday, with the help of a local workman.
They have also put cones around it to alert people, until it can be fixed properly.
Rob is keen for the incident to be investigated further and said the council has been informed.
He said: "The possibilities are endless of what could have happened.
"We've said to the kids don't focus on the negatives we have been really lucky.
"It could have been so much worse."
The ECHO has approached Lancashire County Council for comment.