Multiple people rescued from mud in Weston and Brean as temperatures soar
- Credit: Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team
Several people have been rescued from sinking in mud following multiple beach rescues at two Somerset coastal towns this weekend.
One of those rescued from the mud was treated for exhaustion at Royal Sands in Weston at around 5pm on Saturday, before two more people were rescued in Brean later that day.
Weston and Burnham Coastguard, fire crews and ambulance teams, as well as BARB Search and Rescue and police were involved in the rescues.
Burnham Coastguard is now reminding people to stay back, stay safe and call dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard if they see an incident unfolding.
A spokesman for the organisation said: “At around 5pm on Saturday, we were tasked to assist Weston Coastguard with multiple persons stuck in the mud.
“When we arrived, they had already set up two mud techs who were on board the fire rescue service hovercraft and had begun to bring people back to safety from the mud with one person needing treatment for exhaustion.
“As this was ongoing, we were alerted to an incident that was unfolding in Brean.
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“Two adults and three children were spotted quite a distance out in the mud. The adults were struggling, but the children were walking with ease.
“As the incident in Weston was under control, we left Royal Sands and headed off to Brean to meet the beach warden who had eyes on them.
“When we arrived, there were two people still making slow progress out of the mud, as it turns out, they were not the family that was initially reported. The two people in the mud had walked out to tell the family that they were in danger.
“The family had left the beach while the two helpers were left behind.
“We would like to say again that entering into the mud or water to rescue others is not something we would encourage.
“Please do not try and intervene, we are trained and equipped to carry out any rescues along the coast, the best thing you can do is stay safe, dial 999 immediately and ask for the Coastguard.”