Coastguard called to three ‘young lads’ in danger on Weston-super-Mare’s mud flats

PUBLISHED: 17:31 20 June 2017

	Danger Sinking Mud sign, Uphill

Danger Sinking Mud sign, Uphill

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Weston-super-Mare Coastguard Rescue Team and Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) and the Burnham-on-Sea hovercraft were called out to three people trying to cross the River Axe at Uphill today (Tuesday).

Three young men were spotted attempting to cross the river. When the coastguard services arrived the people had made it across to Brean, but were trying to get back to Uphill beach.

The coastguard stopped them from crossing and a Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team spokesman said: “The three young lads were already quite a distance across and were steadily making their way to the safety of the Burnham side of the river.

“Once on scene we quickly got a visual on them and directed them to our truck for some safety advice about the dangers of the mud and fast flowing tides.”

The rescue team showed the three young men a safe route back to Weston, via the new cycle path.

The spokesman added: “We also issued them with some bottled water as it was 32 degrees and they had a long walk ahead of them.

“They all said they regretted their actions and had learnt an important lesson regarding the rivers and mud.”

The shout is the second in two days, after a driver got their new Range Rover stuck on Weston-super-Mare beach after trying to copy TV adverts.

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