Coastguards called to person 'waist-deep in mud'
Coastguards were called out on Saturday evening (February 24th)
following a report of a person potentially stuck in mud.
had received a 999 call at just after 6.30pm from a group of people
who had spotted a "person stuck in the mud up to their waist
along the Huntspill River".
Burnham Coastguard team met the first informants near the bridge
that runs over the river on the A38 before gathering details of
where the person had been last seen.
changed our location to the sluice gates and proceeded with an immediate
search of the area," said a Coastguard spokesman.
Police had also arrived on scene to join us in our localised search.
Two teams in lifejackets and carrying throw lines followed the river
in both directions along the footpath but it soon became apparent
that there was no one around."
they were there, they had managed to self extract and make their
way to another location."
first informants did the right thing in dialling 999 if there was
someone there, one thing to remember is that if you do report someone
in danger or difficulty then as long as you are in a safe position,
stay where you can see them so we can quickly initiate a rescue
if needed "