Family of three rescued from Burnham-On-Sea beach mud
family of three was rescued from mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach on
Thursday (February 15th) after getting stuck while on a day trip
to the town.
woman and two children aged 5 and 7 got stuck in knee-deep
mud at the southern end of the beach just before 1pm.
Coastguards, BARB Search & Rescue, and fire crews from Burnham,
Bridgwater and Chippenham were sent to the scene amid concern for
Officer Dave Welland told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The family,
who are from the Taunton area, were on a day trip and had wandered
10-15 metres out from the hard sand when they got into difficulty
in the mud."
had sunk down to their knees and managed to raise the alarm."
Coastguard mud technicians worked with BARB and the fire service
helped them free and brought them safely back to the beach."
stretcher was used as hard standing in the mud and the three were
helped on to it before being taken back to the beach by the crews."
were cold, but not harmed. They had just strayed too far down the
have again reminded beach users to stay clear of the mud and soft
sand and heed warning signs to stay safe.
incident comes just a few days after a family of five was rescued
at nearby Brean after getting stranded in their Honda Jazz car in
the mud, as reported