rescue crews called to help man stuck in beach mud
crews from Burnham-On-Sea were called to Weston beach on Friday
afternoon (October 9th) after a man digging for fishing bait got
stuck in deep mud.
middle-aged man had been digging near Knightstone Harbour when
he got into difficulty with the tide coming in nearby, prompting
a seafront walker to raise the alarm.
from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston, plus two rescue hovercrafts from
Burnham's BARB Search & Rescue, were called to the scene at
was also the first local incident where the Coastguard's new helicopter
was called out since the former RAF rescue helicopter was retired
Coastguard Officer Dave Welland told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
man had got into difficulty whilst digging for worms and had tried
unsuccessfully to dig himself out, leaving him exhausted."
teams quickly reached him and brought him back to the safety of
the beach where he was checked over by the helicopter paramedics
and found to be shaken but unhurt. It was a successful multi-agency