Five rescued in double mud drama

COASTGUARD crews were called out to two emergencies on Tuesday. In the first incident two young girls became trapped in mud at Weston at about 12.20pm. A member of the public saw the youngsters, both aged eight, were in trouble and called rescue services

COASTGUARD crews were called out to two emergencies on Tuesday.In the first incident two young girls became trapped in mud at Weston at about 12.20pm. A member of the public saw the youngsters, both aged eight, were in trouble and called rescue services.When the lifeboat crew arrived they found one one girl stuck in mud up to her knees and she had to be pulled out. Both girls were then taken back to the beach.Less than two hours later a family-of-three became stranded in mud at Brean.The Burnham Area Rescue Boat was sent out at 2pm to rescue the three people, who had become trapped in a fishing boat which had run aground a mile and a half from the beach. A man, aged 64, his son, aged 36, and his 19-year-old daughter were trapped for several hours in the sunshine. When they attempted to wade across the mud they got into difficulties.The Spirit of Lelaina hovercraft was called out and took the family to safety.


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