lady helped to safety after getting stuck in beach mud
woman was helped out of the mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach on Wednesday
afternoon (November 16th) after getting into difficulty.
Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguards were called out at 12.50pm
when the woman raised the alarm that she was in difficulty at the
southern end of Burnham Beach.
Coastguard Officer Dave Welland told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
lady had been walking her dog when it had run off towards the water
and disappeared from view."
gone out to try and reach the dog, but since that end of the beach
has a steep drop into the estuary, she was worried the dog had become
stuck or fallen in."
lady had encountered a soft patch and sunk downwards - she did the
right thing and stayed still until we helped her back up the beach."
Spirit Of Lelaina II hovercraft was also launched as a precaution
to help reach the lady. Her dog was also found safe and well.
were also called out later in the afternoon to reports of a dog
being spotted on Stert Island, but it turned out to be a false alarm
with good intent.
Top, crews helping the lady to safety and, above preparing for the
launch of Burnham's rescue hovercraft (photos Mo Hunt)