Three people on beach dug out of the mud by rescue team

PUBLISHED: 18:44 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:40 16 February 2018

The BARB team on the beach. Picture: BARB

The BARB team on the beach. Picture: BARB

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Three people stuck in knee-deep mud were rescued by volunteers this afternoon (Thursday).

The Coastguard was alerted to three people stuck just off the hard-standing on Burnham-on-Sea beach at around 1pm.

The BARB team was also called out, but Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team volunteers dug out the casualties.

The first two people were freed and escorted back by the fire service for a check-up because of the cold winds.

The two technicians then freed the third person, and they warmed up back at the coastguard station.

A coastguard spokesman said: “A short 10 minute rescue still takes many hours of cleaning down, which was in part helped by the fire service.

“Although we are all different agencies the end result is what we all train for.

“A fantastic example of multi-agency work and the true bond which exists between all services.

“The person who called it in did exactly the right thing, although they wasn’t fully clear which service to ask for.

“But no matter who you ask for, be assured that the right team for the job will arrive.”

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