Weston Coastguard performs mud rescue amid ‘extremely busy bank holiday weekend’

PUBLISHED: 08:07 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:46 08 May 2018

Two mud technicians freed the woman. Picture: Weston Coastguard Rescue Team

Two mud technicians freed the woman. Picture: Weston Coastguard Rescue Team

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A woman stranded in ‘deep, sticky mud’ on Weston-super-Mare beach was rescued by Weston Coastguard Rescue Team yesterday (Monday).

The volunteers were called four times over the weekend, as thousands of people flocked to the beach for the UK’s warmest early May bank holiday on record.

The Coastguard was alerted by a member of the public to a woman knee deep in the beach’s ‘notorious’ mud.

Two mud technicians, equipped with stretchers and extraction kit, freed the woman from the mud.

A Coastguard spokesman said: “The person was only a few hundred metres from the hard sand, but the north side of the Grand Pier is notorious for its deep, sticky mud.

“No further medical attention was required, so after some safety advice, the casualty was able to return to their day on the beach.”

After completing the rescue, the volunteers were alerted to reports of a missing child on the beach, but on arrival learned the youngster had been located safe and well.

The spokesman added: “We always want people to enjoy their time on our beautiful beaches, and remind people if you see anyone in trouble, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

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