June 14, 2009
family of five helped to safety from Brean mudflats
rescue hovercraft and a team of Coastguards rushed to Brean on
Sunday afternoon (June 14th) after five people got into difficulty
on the mudflats.
wardens raised the alarm after spotting two children, aged 9 and
12, with three adults struggling in waist-deep mud besides Brean
Down approximately half a mile from the shore.
from Burnham were called to the scene and The Spirit Of Lelaina
hovercraft, run by Burnham-based charity BARB, was also driven
to the beach.
of the Coastguards walked out along the foot of the Down to help
the family, who were on a day trip from Bristol, back to the safety
of the beach where they were given safety advice.
beach warden Dave Furber told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The group
had been seen in waist-deep mud and there was concern for their
safety. Fortunately, they all managed to get out without any injuries."