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Coastguard rescues two stuck in mud in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 08:33 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:33 19 June 2017

Weston Coastguard was called out (stock image).

Weston Coastguard was called out (stock image).

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Two people struggling with heat exhaustion had to be rescued from mud by emergency services following the air festival in Weston-super-Mare yesterday evening (Sunday).

Weston Coastguard was called out to Sand Bay to help rescue the stuck pair.

A coastguard spokesman said: “A full mud rescue setup was deployed after two people found themselves in a deep gully and exhausted due to the heat.

“Our mud rescue technicians used a pepper pot technique to move stretchers and extraction kit, in drysuits and lifejackets in the blistering heat to assist those who were struggling to make it back to safety.

“RNLI Weston Lifeboat Station were on standby due to the fast incoming tide to assist if necessary.”

The RNLI and coastguard were called out earlier in the day to rescue two other people who were stranded at Birnbeck Island.

MORE: Pictures from this year’s armed forces day and air festival in Weston.

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