A 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.
The woman and two children – aged 5 and 7 – got stuck in knee-deep mud at the southern end of the beach just before 1pm.
Burnham Coastguards, BARB Search & Rescue, and fire crews from Burnham, Bridgwater and Chippenham were sent to the scene amid concern for the family.
Coastguard 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.”
“They had sunk down to their knees and managed to raise the alarm.”
“Our Coastguard mud technicians worked with BARB and the fire service helped them free and brought them safely back to the beach.”
“A 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.”
“They were cold, but not harmed. They had just strayed too far down the beach.”
Coastguards have again reminded beach users to stay clear of the mud and soft sand and heed warning signs to stay safe.
The 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 here.