dog and owner rescued by Burnham-On-Sea hovercraft
rescue hovercraft flew out to rescue a stranded dog and its owner
from mud at Uphill on Thursday (July 20th).
and Clevedon Coastguards were called out alongside a crew from Burnham's
BARB Search & Rescue at mid-day to reports of the dog walker
attempting to rescue the pet from thick mud by Black Rock.
hovercraft initially flew out to the owner and brought him back
to the safety of the hard sand," said a BARB spokesman.
the owner was safe, the crews then concentrated on rescuing the
Springer from a particularily dangerous area of mud by the River
was challenging conditions even for our hovercraft at times, given
the thick mud and deep gulleys."
mud-soaked dog was eventually returned to its very grateful owner."
incident was another great example of close team working in difficult
added that dog owners should never put themselves at risk to reach
animals, but to call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.