Mud rescue ordeal

PUBLISHED: 06:08 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 09:28 24 May 2010

TWO children and an adult who found themselves minutes from death on Weston beach had to be rescued by a lifeboat crew. The three had become stuck in the beach's notorious mud. By the time Weston's RNLI lifeboat arrived the tide had reached the adult's wa

TWO children and an adult who found themselves minutes from death on Weston beach had to be rescued by a lifeboat crew.The three had become stuck in the beach's notorious mud. By the time Weston's RNLI lifeboat arrived the tide had reached the adult's waist and the smallest child was being held out of the water.The crew pulled them out of the mud near the Royal Sands development. They were taken to Birnbeck boathouse.Crewman Liam McDermott said: "Disaster was narrowly averted, we just can't emphasise enough how dangerous the mud flats in Weston are."Thankfully the lifeboat reached these people quickly with little time to spare."The incident happened at about 3.30pm on Monday. Two hours later the crew had to help three people to safety after their speedboat suffered engine failure in Weston Bay.

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