Man handcuffed by police after being rescued

PUBLISHED: 20:54 01 October 2011 | UPDATED: 15:40 07 October 2011

Archant

The coastguard recorded that more than 100 people ventured out into the mud on Weston seafront, and one man was taken away in handcuffs by police, this evening.

On one of the hottest days of the year, the incidents on the beach caused a call-out for two fire engines, two ambulances and four police cars, along with the Weston coastguard and the Weston fire service hovercraft, firefly.

The male was rescued at 7.15pm by the hovercraft and coastguard, but also required a police officer to accompany them. Once back on hard sand the male was taken away by police officers.

Three children were also rescued from the mud by the fire rescue service hovercraft at 4.50pm. The children, including two teenage girls and a 10-year-old boy, were off-shore, near the Tropicana site and were rescued by the hovercraft and coastguard team.

Two adults had also gone out to help the children and returned to the beach safely. The children were taken away in a police car to be checked by paramedics, but received no injuries.

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