Volunteers save woman from mud in Brean

PUBLISHED: 10:24 11 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:24 11 July 2016

A BARB hovercraft was used to rescue the woman from the mud.

A BARB hovercraft was used to rescue the woman from the mud.

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A ‘distressed’ woman in her 20s was rescued from beach mud in Brean on Saturday.

Coastguards from Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-super-Mare and volunteers from Burnham Area Rescue Boat team (BARB) responded to the call from a friend of the woman at 3.30am on Saturday morning.

A police helicopter lit up the scene and BARB hovercraft rescued the woman from the mud half a mile down the beach.

BARB pilot Wayne Kilgallon said: “The woman was helped from the mud and taken on board the hovercraft before she was flown up the beach to safety.”

The woman was checked over by ambulance crews and taken to Weston General Hospital.


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