of five rescued from waist-deep mud next to Brean Down
family of five has been rescued from waist-deep mud next to Brean
from Burnham and Weston plus a hovercraft and crew from BARB Search
Rescue were called to Uphill beach at 3.50pm on Saturday afternoon
family of four children and one adult was spotted in waist-deep
mud walking in the direction of the River Axe estuary and Brean
Down," said Weston Coastguard Officer Chris Perks.
to the dangerous nature of the estuary, we sent two Coastguard
officers to bring them back and also called out the BARB hovercraft
as a precaution. All of the family were very muddy, but otherwise
added that the family had been given safety advice about staying
away from the soft mud in the estuary and never to attempt crossing
to get to Brean.